canker sore

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canker sore

[′kaŋ·kər ‚sȯr]
(medicine)
Small ulceration of the mucous membrane of the mouth, sometimes caused by a food allergy.
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Laser therapy of recurrent aphthous ulcer in patients with HIV infections.
Group I included 119 patients presenting with Aphthous Ulcers while group II had 64 subjects with complaints of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs).
Branches of this plexus extend upward, into the epithelial layer; thus, aphthous ulcer produces a superficial, focal, inflammatory lesion that is directly associated with exposed sensory nerve endings.
Some types of recurrent oral ulcer have a typical onset in childhood or adolescence, such as recurrent aphthous ulcer and stomatitis.
Effective conventional therapies for the management of patients with recurrent oral aphthous ulcers include a low dose of doxycycline (20 mg b.
On September 2, two aphthous ulcers appeared on his lip.
As stated earlier, an aphthous ulcer has a yellowish floor surrounded by a halo of erythema (figure 3).
Recurrent aphthous ulcer in patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus: successful treatment with thalidomide.