Topical and systemic therapy for recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

  title={Topical and systemic therapy for recurrent aphthous stomatitis.},
  author={L A Macphail},
  journal={Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery},
  volume={16 4},
  • L A Macphail
  • Published 1997 in Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
The cause of recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU), the lesions of recurrent aphthous stomatitis, is incompletely understood but appears to involve immune system dysfunction. Treatment options include no treatment, treatment of associated systemic diseases or conditions (eg, celiac sprue, vitamin deficiencies), systemic medications, topical medications, conversion of the aphthous ulcer to a wound, and palliative treatments. The most effective treatments (systemic or topical corticosteroids… CONTINUE READING