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J Clin Exp Res. 2014; 2(3): 141-145

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis: Mystery unravelled

Tim Peter, Deepthi Cherian, Tom Peter.

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis has been posing a challenge to the field of oral medicine and radiology for the past few decades. This review article throws light and derives clarity in the etiology, clinical features, immunopathology and the management of this entity. Different possibilities in the onset, clinical features are described in detail. Management criteria of this entity has also been described in detail. Henceforth a clarity in this entity in oral medicine and radiology is attained. This article details out the exact the literature available till date about etiology and clinical features of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. It also details the immunopathogenesis in the onset of an ulcer along with the management options needed in the successful treatment protocol for recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

Key words: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, tumor necrosing factor

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