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n, pl -thae (-θiː)
1. (Pathology) a small ulceration on a mucous membrane, as in thrush, caused by a fungal infection
2. (Veterinary Science) vet science another name for foot-and-mouth disease
[C17: via Latin from Greek: mouth-sore, thrush]
ˈaphthous adj


n. afta, úlcera pequeña que aparece como señal de infección en la mucosa oral.
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Is Optimal Management of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis Possible?
Salivary cortisol determination in patients from the Basque Country with recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, multi-systemic vasculitis, characterized by a triad of recurrent aphthous stomatitis, genital aphthae, and uveitis.
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is one of the most common oral mucosal diseases, characterised by recurrent painful mucosal ulcers which cause increased salivation and pain during eating, drinking and speaking.
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is the most common oral inflammatory disease, which is a painful, ulcerative condition of the oral cavity (1) and is characterized by episodic, small, round ulcers with erythematous halos (2).
It is also reported that zinc helps to lessen soreness(inflammation) and possibly will be clinically useful as an anti-inflammatory agent for management of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS).
They characterise a disease called Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, or RAS, arguably the most common inflammatory intraoral ulcerative disease in the world.
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common immune-mediated inflammatory condition characterized by "canker sores," or small round/ovoid ulcers with a well-defined erythematous halo (figure 3).
Both the CD group and control group was examined by the same investigator for the following; (1) enamel defects, (2) recurrent aphthous stomatitis, (3) dental caries.
In a human clinical trial by Samet et al in Britain in 2007 the effect of 500-mg oral capsules of propolis on the healing of recurrent aphthous stomatitis ulcers was evaluated and the results showed a decrease in the recurrence rate and an improvement in the patients' quality of life.
The authors concluded that supplementation with a daily multivitamin did not decrease the number or duration of recurrent aphthous stomatitis episodes.

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