#88 buccal aphthous ulcers


I am not sure about other related terms in HPO for this term. If not, please include it as a new term.



  • Sujatha

    Sujatha - 2011-06-15
    • assigned_to: nobody --> probins
  • Peter N. Robinson

    "Recurrent aphthous stomatitis" (HP:0011107) is quite similar. This can affect both the labial and the buccal musoca. I wonder if there is really a need for a separate term, because as far as I know it is really a matter of chance whether the lips or the buccal mucosa are affected and I would suspect that this is a "related synonym". Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • Sujatha

    Sujatha - 2011-06-17

    Yes, I do agree with your pointer that both these terms are related ones.

    From end users perceptive, it would be ideal to provide more specific terms i.e. "buccal aphthous ulcers" rather than a general one whenever possible.

  • Peter N. Robinson

    I have added this as a RELATED SYNONYM to "Recurrent aphthous stomatitis" (HP:0011107) because I have not been able to find any literature suggesting that this is a distinct phenotype. I other words, I do not think there is a subclass of "Recurrent aphthous stomatitis" that is characterized by the fact that the aphthous ulcers are limited to the buccal mucosa and never affect the lip. If there is in fact literature to this effect, then I agree that we would need to make a new child term.

  • Peter N. Robinson

    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me

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