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How can I tell the difference between canker sore and a mouth ulcer? Being worked up for Lupus can this be a symptom?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Hard to tell

Hard to tell by just looking at lesions.
But mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. http://www.mollysfund.org/2015/04/mouth-sores-lupus/ Moot point. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds and await work up.

In brief: Hard to tell

Hard to tell by just looking at lesions.
But mouth sores (also referred to as oral lesions or ulcers) occur in approximately 40-50% of lupus patients and are one of the most common symptoms of lupus. http://www.mollysfund.org/2015/04/mouth-sores-lupus/ Moot point. Treat symptomatically with OTC meds and await work up.
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