Glossary for Aphthous Ulcer
Medical terms related to Aphthous Ulcer or mentioned in this section include:
- AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
- Agranulocytosis: Extremely low level of white blood cells (basophils, eosinophils and neutrophils).
- Aphthous Ulcer: Small area of erosion in the mucosa of the mouth and tongue causing a painful, shallow lesion.
- Aphthous stomatitis: A rare condition characterized by recurring painful ulcers in the mouth.
- Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
- Behcet's syndrome: Recurring inflammation of small blood vessels affecting various areas.
- Bejel: An infectious disease related to syphilis but is transmitted through nonsexual skin contact. Often starts with a sore in the mouth and then progresses to affect the skin and bones.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
- Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Candida: Fungal infection often called thrush
- Candidiasis: Fungal infection of moist areas such as mouth or vagina
- Canker sores: Ulcers of the mouth or nearby areas
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Chemical poisoning -- Sulfuric Acid: Sulfuric Acid is a chemical used mainly in car batteries and in the fur and leather industries. It is a significant component of air pollution and results in the production of "acid rain". Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
- Decreased folate: Decrease in one of the B vitamins required for red blood cell production
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Fungal infections: Symptoms from various fungal infections
- Gastrointestinal disorders: Medical disorders of the gastrointestinal system, from entry to exit in the digestive system.
- Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Common contagious viral infant or child condition
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
- Immune deficiency conditions: Any of various diseases that suppress the immune system.
- Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
- Iron deficiency: When there is a deficiency of iron in the body
- Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
- Lichen planus: Skin rash
- Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
- Mouth cancer: Any cancer that occurs in the mouth
- Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
- Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
- Mouth ulcers: Ulcers or sores in the mouth region.
- Mucus membrane symptoms: Symptoms affecting the mucus membranes.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pemphigus: A rare group of autoimmune skin disorders where blisters or raw sores develop on the skin and mucous membranes. The bodies immune system destroys proteins the hold skin cells together resulting in blistering. The condition can be life-threatening if untreated.
- Reiterís syndrome: A form of reactive arthritis characterized by arthritis, urethritis, conjunctivitis and skin lesions.
- Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
- Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
- Smoking Cessation:
- Sore tongue: Pain or soreness of the tongue
- Squamous Cell Skin Cancer: Aggressive skin cancer arising due to sun exposure; lesions are locally invasive to surrounding tissues and may metastasise
- Stevens Johnson syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome: A rare but serious condition involving inflammation and blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It is believed to be an allergic reaction that can occur in response to some drugs or infectious diseases.
- Stomatitis: Inflammation of the oral mucous membranes.
- Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
- Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
- Throat cancer: A malignancy in the throat
- Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
- Tongue Cancer: The majority of tongue cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. These arise from the lining that covers the muscles of the tongue
- Tongue Conditions: Any condition that affects the tongue
- Tongue symptoms: Symptoms affecting the tongue.
- Tongue ulcers: Ulcers that appear on the tongue
- Tonsil cancer: A disorder characterised by malignancy that is located on the tonsils
- Tonsil disorders: Any disorder that occurs on the tonsil
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis: A skin condition causing widespread blisters to erupt over greater than 30% of the body.
- Tropical sprue: A rare digestive disease where the small intestine can't absorb nutrients properly.
- Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
- Ulcer: The sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue causing a local defect in the surface of an organ or tissue
- Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
- Ulcers: A defect in epithelial tissue due to necrotic inflammation
- Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency: A deficiency of Vitamin B12 primarily causes anemias the body is unable to make sufficient quantities of normal red blood cells. Severe cases can lead to permanent nervous system problems. The vitamin B12 deficiency can result from absorption problems, insufficient dietary intake, certain medications (e.g. metformin), inherited conditions (e.g. transcobalamin deficiency) and certain chronic parasitic intestinal infestations.
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