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
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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.