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Summer 2019, Vol. 27 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2019) 27, 69-73

Review Article

Common oral mucosal diseases


FFY Chan


Oral mucosal disease can vary from benign to malignant conditions. Of these the most common is aphthous ulceration which can severely affect the quality of life if recurrent. Conditions such as herpes zoster, common warts which we normally associate with the skin can also occur on the oral mucosa. In other cases, drugs may be the cause as the case of gingival hyperplasia due to phenytoin. However, persistent ulceration should be investigated in order to exclude oral malignancy. This paper gives a review of some of the oral conditions than may be encountered.


Keywords: Aphthous ulcer, Oral cancer, Oral mucosal disease

關鍵詞: 口腔潰瘍、口腔癌、口腔黏膜病