Painful mouth

Soreness of the lips, tongue or buccal mucosa has a wide variety of causcs. including iron, folate or vitamin Bl2 deficiency, dermatological disorders, chemotherapy, aphthous ulceration and infective stomatitis (Table 5.2). Gastrointestinal disorders particularly associated with mouth uleers include inflammatory bowel disease and gluten enteropathy. A history of recurrent painful tiny mouth ulcers with its onset at the menarche, exacerbations during menstruation and a family history of mouth ulcers suggests idiopathic aphthous ulceration.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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