Thyroid autoimmunity associated with recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Ozdemir I. Y., Calka O., Karadag A. S., Akdeniz N., Ozturk M.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.26, no.2, pp.226-230, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the periodic appearance of aphthous lesions on the oral mucosa. TH1 cytokines plays a key role in the aetiopathogenesis. Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) is the most common autoimmune disease and is frequently accompanied by various other autoimmune diseases.