What is the role of celiac disease in the etiology of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS)?

Updated: May 11, 2020
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The previously proposed association between recurrent ulcers and celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy [GSE]) is tenuous, despite some evidence that the haplotype of HLA-DRW 10 and DQW1 may predispose patients with GSE to RAS.

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