Angina bullosa haemorragica: report of two cases
Keywords:Angina bullosa hemorrhagica, Oral mucosal blisters
Angina bullosa hemorrhagica (ABH) is a term used to describe acute, subepithelial oral mucosal blisters filled with blood without any systemic disorder or hemostatic defect. They rupture spontaneously after short time resulting in painless superficial erosion that heals spontaneously within one week without scarring. We report two cases of ABH to create awareness regarding occurrence of this lesion thus avoiding any misdiagnosis.
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