Although the research concerning local drug delivery for the treatment of aphthous
ulcer has attracted much attention, there is greater potential in the treatment offered by local drug delivery, and research has proved this to be an alternative method of current conventional treatment.
Prevalence of recurrent aphthous
ulceration in the Indian population.
The assessment of oral health-related quality of life by factor analysis in patients with Behcet's disease and recurrent aphthous
Increased anxiety level and high salivary and serum cortisol concentrations in patients with recurrent aphthous
Comparing Mean Platelet Volume Values in Patients with Recurrent Aphthous
Stomatitis and Patients with Behcet's Disease.
Syndrome of periodic fever, pharyngitis, and aphthous
The etiology of oral aphthous
ulceration is not yet known and is multifactorial (8).
Moreover, patients were asked about recurrent aphthous
stomatitis and examined to detect temporomandibular disorders according to the Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications and defects of the enamel surface of the teeth (e.g., enamel wear disorder and/or enamel hypoplasia) .
The inclusion criteria included presence of aphthous
lesions which were examined and diagnosed by an oral medicine specialist in the department and recurring episodes of aphthous
ulcers at least three times a year according to patient's history.
The patient was enjoying her usual life till the age of 35 years when she developed fever associated with aphthous
ulcers, stomatitis, and tonsillitis.
With a clinical diagnosis of Aphthous
Ulcers, the patient was started on Lidocaine 2% jelly for symptomatic relief and Prednisone 40mg x 7 days.
Group I included 119 patients presenting with Aphthous
Ulcers while group II had 64 subjects with complaints of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).