Management of aphthous-like ulcer induce by trauma in patient with thalassemia beta intermedia: a case report

Dahlia Riyanto(1), Bagoes Soebadi(2), Priyo Hadi(3), Desiana Radithia(4),

(1) Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
(2) Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
(3) Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
(4) Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia


Objective: Thalasemia is an inherited blood diseases cause which abnormalities systemically and intraorally. This case report to discuss management of Aphthous-Like Ulcer in 24 year old man with Thalasemia β Intermedia and need blood transfusion every month. Ulcer occured 2 days before transfusion.

Methods: Based on history, clinical examination, hematologi and ferritin tests.

Results: The diagnosis was Aphthous Like ulcer induce by trauma. Patient was treated using anti-inflammatory mouthwash and recovery was achieved within 3 weeks follow-up. Conclusion: Management of oral manifestation in Thalasemia patient need multidiciplinary approach to obtain successful therapy.


Aphthous-like ulcer, Oral ulcer, Thalassemia β-intermedia

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