Today's lecture is entitled Recurrent Ulcers
due to Aphthae and Aphthous-like Ulcers,
and it's part of a series discussing
Soreness and Ulcers of the oral cavity.
My name is Camile Farah,
and I'm from the University
of Western Australia.
We'll start with an outline
of today's lecture.
And in today's lecture,
we'll be discussing causes of oral ulcers
and oral soreness.
And in particular, we'll be discussing
recurrent aphthous ulcers
or recurrent aphthous stomatitis,
we'll be discussing the epidemiology,
the clinical presentation,
the etiology and pathogenesis,
and of course the management
approaches to these ulcers.
We'll also be discussing
and associated conditions.
These are lesions that mimic
recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
So first of all, we'll get started
with the common causes
of oral soreness or oral ulcers,
and these can be caused by local causes,
they can be of course caused by malignancy,
by drug reactions,
or as a result of systemic diseases.
Oral ulcers can be caused by local trauma
such as physical, chemical,
or thermal trauma.
In the case of physical trauma,
this could be the result of trauma
from sharp teeth or oral appliances.
And in the case of children,
this trauma can be self-inflicted.
Burns can be the result of thermal injury,
chemical injury, or indeed radiation.
And of course, oral ulcers
can be caused by aphthae,
and these are recurrent in nature.