Recurrent foot-and-mouth disease (RAS) is one of the most common diseases of the oral cavity, and although benign, it is highly debilitating.
This is manifest, as the name implies, with thrush (oral ulcerations), on a recurring basis.
There are 3 types of foot-and-mouth disease:
There are many associated factors that should be investigated clinically:
- Changes in blood tests
- Behçet's syndrome
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Some types of anaemia
- Anxiety and stress
- Reaction to medication
- Decreased immunity
- Deficiency of some vitamins
The correct investigation of the clinical picture is essential for the success of the treatment.
Despite being a situation that does not have the potential for malignant transformation, this condition leads to discomfort, pain and malaise, in which the person no longer wants to talk, smile or eat. However, there is good news for anyone who suffers from this disease.