International Journal of Orofacial Biology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43--47

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis


M Namrata, R Abilasha 
 Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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M Namrata
Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is commonly known as mouth ulcer. RAS is a very common disease of the mouth. Hence, it is important for dental clinicians to know about the clinical features, causes, diagnostic techniques, and the treatment and management of RAS. Clinically, RAS is seen in three forms minor RAS, major RAS, herpetiform RAS, and in HIV patients, the fourth form is seen. Considerable amount of research has been done to elucidate the causes of RAS; local factors, systemic factors, genetic factors, microbial factors, immunologic factors, etc., but to date, no principal etiology has been discovered. There are three lines of treatment suggested for the treatment of RAS but the treatment generally given is symptomatic. This review gives an up-to-date view of the disease.


How to cite this article:
Namrata M, Abilasha R. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis.Int J Orofac Biol 2017;1:43-47


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Namrata M, Abilasha R. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Int J Orofac Biol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Jun 22 ];1:43-47
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