periadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens

[ myōō-kōsə nĭ-krŏtĭ-kə rĭ-kûrĕnz′ ]

n.

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, marked by attacks of lesions that begin as small, firm nodules which then enlarge, ulcerate, and heal by scar formation, leaving numerous atrophied scars on the oral mucosa.Sutton's disease

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