Canker sores are the most common aphthous ulcer, but it is important to recognize and refer the more serious forms.
Oral ulcers are extremely common, with a host of disparate causes, as mentioned in this month's patient information. However, among the most common oral ulcers is the recurrent aphthous ulcer, a term encompassing several subtypes of oral lesions. The etiology of each is poorly understood.
US Pharmacist. 2000;25(1) © 2000 Jobson Publishing
Cite this: Consult Your Pharmacist - Advising Patients About Oral Ulcers - Medscape - Jan 01, 2000.