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Correlation Between Hematological Parameters And Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
Nabiha Farasat Khan, Muhammad Saeed**, Ayaz Ali Khan*****

Incharge, Dept. Of Oral Pathology, Dental Section, Bolan Medical College. Quetta.
Incharge, Dept. Of Prosthodontics Dental Section, Bolan Medical College Quetta.
Professor and Head of Dental Department, Shaikh Zayed Federal Postgraduate Medical Institute Lahore.
Correspondence: “Dr. Nabiha Saeed”

Volume 19, Issue 2 (April - June 2010)

Open Access


Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis is a painful oral mucosal lesion affecting about 20% of the world’s population. On morphological basis RAS lesions can be divided into three main types including minor RAS (MiRAS), major RAS (MjRAS) and herpetiform RAS (HuRAS). Eighty five percent of all RAS lesions are Minor in nature. Classification based on severity of the lesion includes simple aphthosis and complex aphthosis. The etiology of the lesion is unknown. Many factors contribute in the Pathogenesis of RAS like inflammatory bowel disease, food allergy, stress, hormonal and immunological disturbances, Vitamin B12, Iron and Ferritin deficiencies. Deficiency of Hematological parameters especially Folate and Vit b12 causes Megaloblastic anemia which is more common in developing countries. Pakistan is a developing country and nutritional anemia is very common in the country. These nutritional deficiencies cause RAS. The aim of this review is therefore to determine the hematological parameters correlated with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. .


Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, etiology, Hematological parameters.

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J Pak Dent Assoc 2010;19(2):124-128.