aphthous aph·thous (āf'thəs)
Of or relating to aphthae or aphthosis.
aphthous stomatitis may be either idiopathic or symptomatic, discrete or confluent.
The pulse grows more frequent and thready; aphthous deposits appear on the inside of the mouth and pharynx.
Ecchymoses may be present in large number, with exudates of false membrane, which Beaumont describes as aphthous.
aphthous stomatitis sometimes accompanies certain of the continued fevers, exanthematous and non-exanthematous.
A distinct and very dangerous form of stomatitis in infants and young children is known as “aphthous stomatitis” or “thrush.”
Sometimes chronic glossitis presents as an aphthous inflammation.
In aphthous sores, relaxations, ulceration of the tonsils, &c.
The above are used in thrush or aphthous sore mouth, ptyalism, &c.