Aftosi orale ricorrente: Una, nessuna, centomila

Translated title of the contribution: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Gianluca Tornese, Ines L'Erario, Loredana Lepore, Giovanna Ventura, Federico Marchehi, Alessandro Ventura

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Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) (also referred as aphthae or canker sores) is a common disorder affecting up to 60-70% of the general population at any time. Usually, RAS is a well-defined clinical condition (recurrent painful ulcers confined to the mouth, in the absence of systemic disease, with spontaneous resolution in few days) and as a rule it is easily recognized (and accepted as paraphysiological) by the patient. Nevertheless, other aphthous lesions may resemble but are different from RAS. Additional clinical signs (i.e. fever) should be valued since they lead to exclude RAS by definition and impose to suspect some other disorders. This article proposes a review of the etiopathogenesis, differential diagnosis and management of RAS in primary care.

Translated title of the contributionRecurrent aphthous stomatitis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 31 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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