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Sutton's disease

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A rather rare, recurrent disease of mucous membranes. It most commonly affects the mucosae of the lips, cheeks, tongue, palate, and anterior tonsillar pillars with very painful ulcerations. Occasionally affected are the pharynx, larynx, and genitalia. It is considered to be a severe form of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Both sexes affected. Onset is in childhood or adolescence.


  • William Heberden (1710-1801):
    Commentaries on the History and Cure of Diseases.
    London, T. Payne, News-gate, 1802.
  • J. Mikulicz-Radecki and Werner F. Kümmel (1866-1930):
    Die Krankheiten des Mundes. Mit Beiträgen von A. Czerny und J. Schaeffer.
    [Adalbert Czerny, 1863-1941 and (probably) Jean Schaeffer, 1868-1921 ]
    Jena, Fischer, 1898. 253 pages.
    First published in an abridged version under the title of "The Diseases of the Mouth" in the American compilation Twentieth Century Practice; New York, 1896.
  • R. L. Sutton:
    Pariadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens.
    Journal of Cutaneous and Genito-Urinary Diseases, New-York, 1911, 29: 65-71.
  • R. L. Sutton Jr (born 1908):
    Recurrent scarring painful aphthae. Amelioration with sulfathiazole in two cases.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1941, 117: 175-176.
We thank Volker Paech, Bochum, Germany, for informatin submitted.

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