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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-26

Correlation between the menstrual cycle and the onset of recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Department of Oral Pathology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

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Thangadurai Maheswaran
Department of Oral Pathology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode - 637 205, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.166117

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Background: The association between recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) and the menstrual cycle is not clearly reported in the scientific literature. Aim: The aim of this study was to find the association between the onset of RAS and various phases of the menstrual cycle. Materials and Methods: Data regarding the onset of RAS were collected from 140 female participants during various phases of the menstrual cycle. Results: Out of 140 participants, 30 reported with the incidence of RAS during the 3 months of evaluation. Out of those 30 participants, 10 had incidence of ulcers during the third week after menstruation. Conclusions: Hormonal factors may play a role in the clinical manifestation of RAS.

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