Aphthous Sentence Examples
The cause of recurrent aphthous stomatitis is largely unknown.
The two most common types seen in children are herpes stomatitis, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and aphthous stomatitis, more often referred to as canker sores.
Aphthous stomatitis begins in childhood or adolescence, with peak onset in those aged ten to 19 years.
Aphthous ulcers may be more common in females than males.
The cause of aphthous stomatitis is unknown, although several factors are suspected.Advertisement
Both herpes and aphthous stomatitis have lesions that are unique in appearance.
Medical treatment is usually not necessary for aphthous stomatitis, unless the ulcers are severe (larger than one centimeter or lasting longer than two weeks).
Most children are minimally inconvenienced by aphthous stomatitis, because attacks are usually infrequent and only last a few days.
Since aphthous stomatitis is not contagious, there is no need to curtail a child's activities unless they have developed signs of complications, such as infection.
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small shallow sores or ulcers that appear inside the lips, inside the cheeks, or on the gums.Advertisement
As of 2004 data suggest that aphthous ulcers are a form of autoimmune disease.