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Sutton disease 2


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent
  • Aphthous Ulcer, Recurrent
  • Major Aphthous Ulcer
  • Major Canker Sore
  • Recurrent Scarring Aphthae
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Overview

Sutton disease 2, also known as recurrent aphthous stomatitis, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by painful ulcers in the mouth.[1][2] These sores, which can be of varying size and frequency, are commonly called canker sores. The exact cause of this condition is not fully understood, although it may be due to an abnormal immune response.[2] Treatment is not always necessary, but may include mouth rinses, topical ointments or systemic corticosteroids.[3]
Last updated: 2/17/2013

References

  1. Plewa MC. Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers. Medscape Reference. March 28, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/909213-overview. Accessed 2/17/2013.
  2. 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.
  3. Canker sore. MayoClinic.com. March 24, 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/canker-sore/DS00354/METHOD=print. Accessed 2/17/2013.
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Basic Information

  • The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent
  • Aphthous Ulcer, Recurrent
  • Major Aphthous Ulcer
  • Major Canker Sore
  • Recurrent Scarring Aphthae
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.