[Comparative immunopathologic study of oral aphthae, non-involved mucosa from aphthae patients, healthy mucosa and trauma-induced ulcers].Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am. 1985; 13(5):391-9.MC
The presence of IgG, IgA, IgM, C1q, C3c, fibrinogen and properdin has been studied using direct immunofluorescence technique. The same study has been performed in clinically normal mucosa of patients with aphthous ulcers, normal mucosa of healthy volunteers and traumatically induced ulcers. We have also studied the possible presence of reactive serous immunoglobulins with normal mucosa by indirect immunofluorescence. Our findings do not support previous studies which claimed the presence of vasculitis induced by the presence of immunoreactants in the vessel walls.