Recurrent aphthous stomatitis and smoking


Tuzun B., Wolf R., Tuzun Y. , Serdaroglu S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.39, no.5, pp.358-360, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-4362.2000.00963.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.358-360

Abstract

Background Several studies have reported cigarette smoking to have a beneficial protective effect on recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). In this study, we evaluated once again the incidence of smoking in RAS patients compared with controls. This study differs from most previous ones in that the patients were diagnosed by direct observation of active lesions by a dermatologist.