Fifteen-minute consultation: a structured approach to the management of recurrent oral ulceration in a child

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Abstract

Objective

To present a structured approach for an outpatient consultation of a child with recurrent mouth ulcers.

Method

Review of literature and description of approach followed in our unit.

Conclusions

The literature emphasises the need to consider local and systemic causes for oral ulceration in a child. Focused history and examination are key in establishing the cause and in order to ensure appropriate management.

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