Stomatitis physical examination
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A thorough history and physical exam are a necessary for a detailed understanding and diagnosis of stomatitis. The diagnosis of stomatitis is mostly clinical. The location and features of the ulcers or vesicles are also important findings in this regard.
- Neck tenderness
- Palpable lymph nodes
- Vesicles or ulcers on the tongue
- Vesicles or ulcers on the soft or the hard palate
- Whitish areas on the buccal mucosa
- Oral pin-head vesicles
- Oral mucosal ulcers
- Submandibular lymphadenitis
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