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Aphthous stomatitis is a common condition characterized by the repeated formation of benign and non-contagious mouth ulcers (aphthae) in otherwise healthy individuals. The informal term canker sores is also used, mainly in North America, although this may also refer to any mouth ulcer. The cause is not completely understood, but involves a T cell-mediated immune response triggered by a variety of factors. Different individuals have different triggers, which may include nutritional deficiencies, local trauma, stress, hormonal influences, allergies, or genetic predisposition.
Related Journals of Aphthous stomatitis
Otolaryngology: Open Access, Journal of American Dental Association, British Dental Journal, ABC of oral health, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Journal of Medicine