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Can on going canker sores be a sign of weak immune system or GI tract problems?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Sure, among others

Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis.
However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions & and your overall health, checked out.

In brief: Sure, among others

Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis.
However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions & and your overall health, checked out.
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