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DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Rapidly developing, solitary or multiple, painful, 0.2-0.5 cm large, inflammatory, slightly elevated mucosal infiltrates with central fibrin-covered erosion (rarely ulceration) and erythematous rim.
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ClassificationThis section has been translated automatically.
A distinction is made between:
- Solitary aphthae
- Habitual aphthae (minor type, major type, herpetiform type)
- Bednar's aphthae
- Feather Riga aphthae
- Aphthae with tropical sprue
- Aphthae at M. Behçet
- Aphthae in the context of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
- Aphthous changes in the context of infections with the herpes simplex virus ( gingivostomatitis herpetica, stomatitis aphthosa, aphthoid Pospischill-Feyrter)
EtiopathogenesisThis section has been translated automatically.
Symptomatic of various underlying diseases, but usually an expression of recurrent benign aphthosis (so-called habitual aphthae).
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Clinical featuresThis section has been translated automatically.
Flat, as if punched out, circular or oval, trough-shaped, very painful, superficial erosions or ulcerations of the oral mucosa surrounded by an inflammatory, edematous red border. They are covered by yellowish to greyish-white fibrin coatings which cannot be stripped off. Less frequently they affect the genital mucosa.
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