Oral ulceration: causes and management

Oral ulcers are characterised by a loss of the mucosal layer within the mouth. This loss may be acute or chronic, localised or diffuse. It has an estimated 4% point prevalence in the USA, and 25% of the global population are thought to be affected by aphthous ulcers, one of the most common causes of oral ulceration. In the UK, 20% of the population are believed to be affected by recurrent aphthous ulceration

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