Aphthous sentence example

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  • The cause of recurrent aphthous stomatitis is largely unknown.
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  • 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.
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  • Aphthous stomatitis begins in childhood or adolescence, with peak onset in those aged ten to 19 years.
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  • Aphthous ulcers may be more common in females than males.
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  • The cause of aphthous stomatitis is unknown, although several factors are suspected.
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  • Both herpes and aphthous stomatitis have lesions that are unique in appearance.
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  • Medical treatment is usually not necessary for aphthous stomatitis, unless the ulcers are severe (larger than one centimeter or lasting longer than two weeks).
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  • Most children are minimally inconvenienced by aphthous stomatitis, because attacks are usually infrequent and only last a few days.
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  • 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.
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  • Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small shallow sores or ulcers that appear inside the lips, inside the cheeks, or on the gums.
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  • As of 2004 data suggest that aphthous ulcers are a form of autoimmune disease.
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