Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers (RAU):SFAF
recurrent aphthous ulcers. See aphthous ulcer.
Aphthous Ulcer (Canker Sore):SFAF
a small often painful shallow lesion
on the mucous membranes lining the mouth, esophagus or rectum. Recurrent
aphthous ulcers (RAU) reappear frequently and are refractory to treatment.
A painful oral or esophageal sore of unknown cause
that has a deep eroded base. Aphthous ulcers are common in persons living
with HIV and are treated with corticosteroids. Thalidomide -- a drug used
in Europe as a sedative before it was discovered that it caused birth defects -- is an experimental, alternate therapy.
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