Role of Salivary Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha and Immunoglobulin-A in Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

@inproceedings{AlGhurabei2011RoleOS,
  title={Role of Salivary Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha and Immunoglobulin-A in Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis},
  author={Batool H Al-Ghurabei and Mustafa M. Saliah},
  year={2011}
}
  • Batool H Al-Ghurabei, Mustafa M. Saliah
  • Published 2011
Background: Until today, the etiology of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) remains unknown, although hints of its etiologic basis lay on genetic susceptibility, infectious agents and alterations in immune mechanics. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the possible alterations in salivary tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and Immunoglobulin-A (IgA) level in patients with RAS and its relation with clinical types of disease. Subjects and Methods: Salivary TNF-α levels were… CONTINUE READING