Complex aphthosis may be the cause of noninfectious vulvar ulcers in young females, Dr.
Since we found no common pathogen and no sign of systemic illness, we concluded the diagnosis was probably complex aphthosis," Dr.
HOUSTON -- Strict adherence to diagnostic criteria for Behcet's disease can lead physicians to misdiagnose patients who actually have complex aphthosis, Peter J.
Though recurring and troublesome, complex aphthosis is a far more benign disorder.
In the United States and Western Europe, complex aphthosis is usually not associated with systemic symptoms and signs.
If patients with complex aphthosis are to be included in the Behcet's disease spectrum, he suggested the "Western" form of the disease be distinguished from the "Eastern" form, which he characterized as classic Behget's disease.
Think about complex aphthosis as a marker for internal diseases.
Diseases associated with complex aphthosis include inflammatory bowel disease, Behcet's disease, and AIDS.