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Fifteen-minute consultation: a structured approach to the management of recurrent oral ulceration in a child
  1. Kirsty Le Doare1,
  2. Esther Hullah2,
  3. Stephen Challacombe2,
  4. Esse Menson1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Evelina Children's Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Oral Medicine, Guys's and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Esse Menson, Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Evelina Children's Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; esse.menson{at}


Objective To present a structured approach for an outpatient consultation of a child with recurrent mouth ulcers.

Method Review of literature and description of approach followed in our unit.

Conclusions The literature emphasises the need to consider local and systemic causes for oral ulceration in a child. Focused history and examination are key in establishing the cause and in order to ensure appropriate management.

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