What Is Sutton Disease II?

Sutton Disease II is a pathological condition which is characterized by eruption of painful ulcers in the mouth. It is basically an inflammatory disorder. There may be a solitary ulcer or there may be multiple ulcers occurring in the mouth at the same time in Sutton Disease II. These ulcers are also known by the name of canker sores ulcers. The exact cause of this condition is not well known but is believed to be caused by an immune response to bacteria present in the mouth resulting in development of Sutton Disease II.

What Is Sutton Disease II?

What Are The Causes Of Sutton Disease II?

As stated, the exact cause of Sutton Disease II is not well known but several studies have suggested that it results from an abnormal immune reaction to bacteria that are present in the mouth. Iron deficiency and deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid are also some of the causes of Sutton Disease II.

In some cases, stress also plays a role in the development of Sutton Disease II. Although canker sores are caused by a viral infection but no virus is involved in the lesions that develop a result of Sutton Disease II.

What Are The Symptoms Of Sutton Disease II?

The main presenting feature of Sutton Disease II is the development of recurrent painful and inflamed ulcers in the mouth. The lesions or ulcers may develop under the tongue, the inner part of the cheeks, floor of the mouth, and behind the throat.

There may be a single ulcer or there may be clusters of ulcers present and will be scattered throughout the mouth. People may develop as many as five to six ulcers in the mouth with each attack of Sutton Disease II.

The size of the ulcers is variable and some may be less than 1 cm in size and are supposed to be small and form the most part of the disease process. In some cases there may be even larger sores which take a lot of time to resolve and usually leave behind a scar after they have resolved.

Additionally, in severe cases the affected individual may also feel weak along with having fever and lymphadenopathy around the head and neck region due to Sutton Disease II.

How Is Sutton Disease II Treated?

The treatment of Sutton Disease II involves application of topical anesthetics directly on to the ulcers and or rinsing the mouth thoroughly with a special anesthetic agent to help reduce pain and irritation. Application of topical steroids is also quite useful in treating the symptoms of Sutton Disease II.

A protective paste may also be used which may protect the teeth and other dental appliance that the individual may have to protect from irritating the ulcers caused by Sutton Disease II. In severe cases, oral steroids may also be given along with topical steroids.

Tetracycline which is a powerful antibiotic may also be prescribed in a solution form with which the patient can rinse the mouth to allow the ulcers to heal up faster. It must be noted that utilizing steroids and antibiotics may also promote development of thrush or oral candidiasis.

If the treatment for Sutton Disease II is started early then the patient may obtain relief of symptoms right from day one of the treatment. Since the lesions that occur due to Sutton Disease II are a recurring problem hence treatment for this condition is something that the affected individual has to restart after some time so as to prevent any ulcers from developing due to Sutton Disease II.

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: September 28, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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