• Mouth Ulcers Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Ulcer: A break in the continuity of skin or mucous membrane.
  • Erosion: Superficial break in the tissue surface
  • Excoriation: A deeper break in tissue surface than the Erosion.
  • Biopsy: Tissue section is cut and examined under microscope to study it for diagnosis purpose.
  • Crohn’s disease: It is a chronic inflammatory disease of intestine and may affect anywhere from mouth to anus. It may cause bowel obstruction.
  • Celiac Disease: A disease where person develops adverse reactions on having gluten products.
  • Lichen Planus: A disease characterized by non infective itchy rash.