Recurrent aphtous stomatitis

Minerva Stomatol. 2018 Jun;67(3):125-128. doi: 10.23736/S0026-4970.18.04137-7. Epub 2018 Jan 11.


Recurrent aphtous stomatitis (recurrent aphtous ulcers, canker sores) is the most common ulcerative disease of the oral mucosa. In this paper we presented the main clinical features, epidemiologic data, etiopathogenetic factors and clinical management, based on the current medical literature reports.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Recurrence
  • Stomatitis, Aphthous* / diagnosis
  • Stomatitis, Aphthous* / epidemiology
  • Stomatitis, Aphthous* / etiology
  • Stomatitis, Aphthous* / therapy