Recurrent aphthous stomatitis in 18-year-old adolescents - Prevalence and associated factors: a population-based study
Souza, Paulo Ricardo Martins de, Duquia, Rodrigo Pereira, Breunig, Juliano de Avelar, Almeida JR, Hiram Larangeira de
An. Bras. Dermatol.
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Abstract: Background: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a painful disorder of unknown etiology. It is among the most common oral mucosal lesions with high prevalence among young adults. Objectives: To conduct a population-based study with 18-year-old army recruiters to assess its prevalence and associated factors in male adolescents. Methods: Interview during clinical examination in the army. Results: In this group (2,427 interviewed adolescents) there was a RAS prevalence of 24.9%. Smoking, herpes labialis and socioeconomic status correlated with the outcome. Study Limitations: only male adolescents were interviewed. Conclusions: Our results showed high prevalence of RAS; association with higher economic level and herpes simplex was found. Protective effect of smoking was confirmed.
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