What is aphthous stomatitis?
Also known as: canker sores, aphthous ulcers.
Aphthous (from the Greek word meaning ulcer) stomatitis is a common illness that causes small painful ulcers in the mouth, hard palate, inner cheek, lips or tongue.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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