Autoimmune disorders include:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is rare in children, but increasingly common in teenagers and adults, especially females. Prevalence ranges from 4 to 30 per 100,000 children, varying by race and ethnicity. Oral lesions are seen in 9% to 45% of patients with SLE, with prevalence depending on the form of lupus. Oral ulcers are the most common manifestation and often present as painless, palatal lesions. Mucosal atrophy can also occur. Parotid involvement of SLE can result in xerostomia.
Abnormal dryness of the mouth due to insufficient saliva production.
Disintegration and necrosis of epithelial tissue on a mucous membrane; usually painful.
Inflammation of the lip.