Volume 6 Issue 4 (April, 2018)

Original Articles

Assessment of Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers in Study Population
Shivakumar B.N., Poornima.K, C.J.Murugesh, Srinivasa.M

Background: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a type of recurrent ulcer where it heals and reappears after a period of time.  The present study was conducted to assess the cases of RAS in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 340 patients with RAS of both genders. General information such as name, age, gender, location of occurrence of ulcers etc. was recorded. Results: Out of 340 patients, males were 210 and females were 130. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Age group 10-19 years had 50 males and 38 females, 20-29 years had 86 males and 64 females, 30-39 years had 46 males and 18 females, 40-49 years had 28 males and 10 females. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common site was buccal mucosa in males (120) and females (50), labial mucosa in males (60) and females (40) and tongue (30) and tongue (40). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: RAS is a common condition among young adults. Common site of occurrence is buccal mucosa, labial mucosa and tongue. Nutritional deficiency, stress etc. have been cited as etiological factors.
Key words: Buccal mucosa, Labial mucosa, Ulcer.

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