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Sutton disease 2

Other Names for this Disease
  • Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent
  • Aphthous Ulcer, Recurrent
  • Major Aphthous Ulcer
  • Major Canker Sore
  • Recurrent Scarring Aphthae
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is Sutton disease 2 diagnosed?

The diagnosis of canker sores (including Sutton disease 2) is usually based on clinical examination and medical history. There are no laboratory procedures available for definitive diagnosis.[1][2] In some cases, tests may be used to check for other health problems, especially if the canker sores are severe or ongoing (lasting more than 10 to 14 days).[2][3] Dentists and/or professionals trained in oral medicine can assist in the diagnosis.[3] 

Further information about the diagnosis of Sutton disease 2 can be accessed through Medscape Reference.

Last updated: 2/17/2013

  1. Plewa MC. Pediatric Aphthous Ulcers. Medscape Reference. March 28, 2012; Accessed 2/17/2013.
  2. Canker sore. March 24, 2012; Accessed 2/17/2013.
  3. Canker Sores - Treatment. The American Academy of Oral Medicine. December 2007; Accessed 2/17/2013.