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Mouth ulcers

Alternate Names : Oral ulcer, Stomatitis - ulcerative, Ulcer - mouth


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Oral thrush
Oral thrush

Oral thrush is characterized by ulcers or lesions in the mouth caused by the yeast fungus Candida albicans. The lesions are painful, slightly raised, whitish in appearance, and cause a dry mouth.

Canker sore (aphthous ulcer)
Canker sore (aphthous ulcer)

Canker sores (Aphthous ulcers) are very common. Typically, they are a shallow ulcer with a white or whitish/yellow base surrounded by a reddish border. This ulcer is seen in an individual with AIDS and is located in front and just below the bottom teeth.

Lichen planus on the oral mucosa
Lichen planus on the oral mucosa

Oral lichen planus occurs in about half of the people who have lichen planus on their skin. It consists of painless, whitish streaks on the mucous membranes. This may also produce ulcers, which are usually painful.

Mouth sores
Mouth sores

Mouth ulcers are caused by many disorders. These include canker sores, leukoplakia, gingivostomatitis, oral cancer, oral lichen planus, oral thrush, and similar disorders.





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