What is the prognosis of aphthous ulcers in pediatric patients?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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  • Herpetiform and minor recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores) have a self-limited course and tend to have few or no sequelae.

  • Major recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores) can cause scarring, dehydration, and malnutrition; however, if recognized early and treated effectively, major recurrent aphthous ulcers (canker sores) can be well controlled, with minimal sequelae.


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