When are aphthous ulcerations likely to appear in patients with pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Aphthous ulceration in the mouth is the most common oral manifestation of Crohn disease. This ulceration is commonly associated with skin and joint lesions. Oral lesions appear to parallel intestinal disease in most cases, but they may also occur before any GI symptoms occur.


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