Ferritin level may be a major factor in young females with recurrent aphthous stomatitis

  • Najla Dar-Odeh College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia, and School of Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Osama Abu-Hamamd College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawara, Saudi Arabia, and School of Dentistry, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is considered the most common type of recurrent oral ulcers that affects adversely the quality of life of patients. Its etiology is not well understood, however, nutritional and psychosocial factors have been suggested in a certain category of patients. The aim of this case series is to describe the hematological picture namely hemoglobin level, serum vitamin B12 and serum ferritin in six young female patients affected by recurrent aphthous stomatitis, and to report its association of low serum ferritin.
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Published
2019-10-26
How to Cite
DAR-ODEH, Najla; ABU-HAMAMD, Osama. Ferritin level may be a major factor in young females with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 5, oct. 2019. ISSN 2413-0516. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/jcms/article/view/682>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2020.
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Case Report