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Fifteen-minute consultation: oral ulceration in children
  1. Laura Johnston1,
  2. Laura Warrilow1,
  3. Isobel Fullwood2,
  4. Ajit Tanday3
  1. 1 Paediatric Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  3. 3 Paediatric Dentistry, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Laura Johnston, Paediatric Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B7 4BN, UK; laura.johnston14{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Objective To review common presentation of oral ulcers in children and discuss management of symptoms and subsequent investigation.

Conclusion Although a common presentation in children, diagnosis can be challenging. Thorough history taking is critical towards diagnosis and supports signposting to relevant specialities. Clinicians should be able to support first-line symptomatic management of oral ulceration.

  • adolescent health
  • dentistry
  • gastroenterology
  • pain
  • pathology

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  • Contributors The article was written by LJ and LW with support and supervision from AT and IF. The article was overseen by Dr Ian Wacogne.

  • Funding This study was funded by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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