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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1580) Last page : ( 1581)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00281.4

Recurrent Apthous Stomatitis: A Short Review

Murthykumar Karthikeyan1,*, Padavala Sisira2

14th Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

21st Year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: karthikmohan87@yahoo.com

Online published on 1 January, 2016.

Abstract

Recurrent Apthous Stomatitis (RAS) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that typically starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. There etiopathogenesis is uncertain for which symptomatic therapy only is available. This article reviews the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and management of RAS.

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Keywords

Apthous stomatitis, ulcers, erythematous.

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