Aarti Panchbhai

Department of Periodontics, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra, India


  • Review Article   
    Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis: A Prevalent Condition in Growing Indian Population
    Author(s): Palak Bhaiyya*, Aarti Panchbhai, Pavan Bajaj and Gunjan Taori

    Recurrent aphthous stomatitis also known as aphthous ulcer, aphthae or canker sores. These are the repeatedly occurring ulcers on oral mucous membrane characterized by pain and inflammation. The specific cause of its occurrence is unknown but various factors play a major role in it such as bacterial infection, Immunologic abnormalities, Iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency, genetic factors, etc. Other risk factors playing role are trauma, allergic reaction, psychic factors, systemic diseases, tobacco, endocrine factors and drugs. There are 3 types of recurrent aphthous stomatitis, as minor ulcers, major ulcers and herpetiform ulcers being the most prevalent. Most frequently they are characterized by many tiny round or oval mucosal ulcers having constricted edges, erythematous halos, yellow or grey floors. Minor form is seen in 80%, major RAS in 10% and herp.. Read More»

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