Sutton disease 2
- Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent
- Aphthous Ulcer, Recurrent
- Major Aphthous Ulcer
- Major Canker Sore
- Recurrent Scarring Aphthae
Your QuestionMy son suffers from recurrent aphthous stomatitis or Sutton disease 2. It took us 20 months to be given this diagnosis. I searched for diagnosis on the web site but did not find any information. Is there any information about Sutton disease 2 that I am somehow missing I am trying to become educated about his disease.
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Further information about the diagnosis of Sutton disease 2 can be accessed through Medscape Reference.
Treatment may not be necessary for minor canker sores which tend to clear on their own over the course of a week or two. Large, persistent or unusually painful sores may require medical care. The goals of treatment are to decrease pain, speed healing and avoid recurrence. While no one therapy meets all of these goals, many do offer some benefit. Treatment may include mouth rinses, topical ointments or systemic corticosteroids.
More detailed information about treatment options can be accessed through the Treatment and Medication sections of Medscape Reference and through the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
- Plewa MC. Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers. Medscape Reference. March 28, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/909213-overview. Accessed 2/17/2013.
- Sutton Disease II. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2003; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/203/viewAbstract. Accessed 2/17/2013.
- Canker sore. MayoClinic.com. March 24, 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/canker-sore/DS00354/METHOD=print. Accessed 2/17/2013.
- Canker Sores - Treatment. The American Academy of Oral Medicine. December 2007; http://www.aaom.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=82:canker-sores&catid=22:patient-condition-information&Itemid=120. Accessed 2/17/2013.