Quantitative Distribution of Inflammatory Cells in Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis

Michael P. Mills, Bruce F. Mackler, D. Cade Nelms, Duane L. Peavy

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Histologic quantitation of leukocytes in biopsies of recurrent aphthous ulcers revealed at least two morphologically-distinct inflammatory infiltrates. Lymphocytes were found consistently in pre-ulcerative lesions and in the expanding margins of the developing ulcer. In contrast, polymorphonuclear leukocytes predominated only in areas of frank ulceration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)562-566
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of dental research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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