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Related to aphthae: canker sore


(1) Canker sores.
(2) A nonspecific term for any ulcer of a mucous membrane;
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Coldsores, see there; herpetic ulcers.
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Plural of aphtha.
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Small, superficial, and often painful ulcers of the inside of the mouth and sometimes of the skin of the genitals. See also APHTHOUS ULCERS.
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Patient discussion about aphthae

Q. Is it possible to prevent appearance of oral aphthae? I get these a lot and lately I've heard it comes as a result of stress or weak immune system. Is that true? Is there a way to make it go away forever????? anyone who has ever had this annoying thing in his mouth knows what I'm talking about... I know all the possible curing ways- I'm looking for prevention now...thanx!

A. welcome to my life! every time the air get's a little dry i get 1-3 aphthae and can't eat for the next 4-6 days. so i investigated a little, and i'm sorry but right now no one really knows what causes them. they know that from some reason the body get's an immune reaction in the oral mucosa and that causes an ulcer. but a friend of mine went to an Ayurveda therapist that told him to stop eating tomatoes and eggplants (in any way, cooked,baked,fried) and he says he stop getting aphthae. so you might try Ayurveda for prevention. it could help...

Q. aphthous stomatitis can someone please explain me what it is? and what is the best way to treat it?

A. A canker sore (aphthous stomatitis) is an illness that causes small ulcers to appear in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue. What causes aphthous stomatitis (canker sores)?
The exact cause of this disease is not known. There are many factors that are thought to be involved with the development of canker sores, including:

Weakened immune system
Certain allergies may cause the lesions to appear, such as:
Citrus fruits
Viruses and bacteria

The following are the most common symptoms of aphthous stomatitis. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
Ulcers in the mouth, usually inside the lips, on the cheeks, or on the tongue
Ulcers that are covered with a yellow layer and have a red base
For the full article:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/oral/diagnose/aphthous-stomatitis.htm Hope this helps.

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According to these criteria, there were various combinations of clinical findings such as oral aphthae, genital ulcers, ocular involvement, erythematosus, papulopustular lesions, vascular involvement (DVT and thrombophlebitis), joint involvement (arthritis/arthralgia), and neurological involvement in the majority of Behcet's disease patients (Table 1).
Aphthae are uncommon and underrecognized on the vulva, and genital aphthae are usually much larger than oral aphthae.
Traumatic oral granuloma, also known as Riga-Fede disease or Cardarelli's aphthae, is a rare, benign, ulcerative, granulomatous process that occurs as a result of repetitive trauma of the oral mucosal surfaces by the teeth.
The search terms included "aphthous fever, aphthae epizooticae, hoof and mouth disease, foot and mouth disease, and Zambia." The inclusion criteria were studies published in English in peer-reviewed journals and studies where full text was available.
Most ulcers are benign and resolve spontaneously but a small proportion of them are malignant4, Major- ity of the ulcers are due to local causes like trauma and burns 5, some are caused by aphthae or malignant neoplasia or appear as part of systemic disease.6
Behcet's disease, currently classified as a vasculitis, is a systemic inflammatory disorder first described in 1937 as a triple symptom complex of aphthae, genital ulcers, and hypopyon uveitis (6).
Wary D, Ferguson MM, Hutcheon WA, Dagg JH.Nutritional deficiencies in recurrent aphthae. J Oral Pathol 1978;7:418-23.
Surely my colleagues know that malaria is not a disease that has been conquered and relegated to antiquity like anasarca, aphthae or lues (those diseases still exist; the names are the only things that were jettisoned).
Maternal signs and symptoms were fever (408 cases, 62%), arthralgia (615 cases, 93%), headache (354 cases, 54%), edema (355 cases, 54%), diarrhea (78 cases, 12%), aphthae (63 cases, 9.6%), epistaxis or gingivorrhagia (59 cases, 9.0%), and rash (496 cases, 76%).
Vulvovaginal aphthae, pseudowarts, and infantile labial agglutination are nearly unique to girls, she said.
Aphthae canker sores) are extremely common painful lesions in the mouths of adults but seldom appear on adult genitalia.