Nutritional deficiencies in recurrent aphthae.

  title={Nutritional deficiencies in recurrent aphthae.},
  author={David Wray and Martin M. Ferguson and W A Hutcheon and J. H. Dagg},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology},
  volume={7 6},
A series of 330 patients with recurrent aphthae was screened for deficiencies of iron, folate and vitamin B12. In 47 patients (14.2%) such deficiencies were found; 23 were deficient in iron, seven in folic acid, six in vitamin B12 and in addition 11 patients had combined deficiencies. Clinical examination of the aphthae was not helpful in identifying individual patients with a nutritional deficiency although patients with an associated glossitis or angular cheilitis were more likely to suffer… CONTINUE READING