• Rabbia Shabbir BDS, MPhil, Biochemistry Lecture, Department of Biochemistry HITCH-IMS Dental College, Taxila Cantt
  • Aqsa Malik MBBS, MPhil, Assistant Professor Biochemistry, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur AJK
  • Raheela Yasmin MBBS, MPhil Biochemistry, Assistant Professor Biochemistry HITCH-IMS Taxila Cantt
  • Atteaya Zaman MBBS, MPhil, MHPE Scholar, Assistant Professor Biochemistry FMDC Opposite Noori Hospital Islamabad
  • Yasir Iqbal MBBS, FCPS, Associate Professor Opthalmology Watim Medical and Dental College, Rawat Rawalpindi
  • Ambreen Gul MBBS, MPhil, MHPE, Associate Professor Biochemistry HITCH-Dental College Taxila
  • Amena Rahim MBBS, FCPS Biochemistry, IMHPE, PGDE, PhD Scholar Professor Biochemistry Islamic International Medical College, Riphah University Islamabad
Keywords: iron, ferritin, hemoglobin


The objective of study was to measure iron levels in patients of recurrent aphthous stomatitis and compare them with control.It was a case control study conducted in biochemistry department of Islamic International Medical College Rawalpindi from 15th March 2016 to 14 March 2017.The study included 140 subjects divided into two groups recurrent aphthous group and control. Recurrent aphthous group comprised of 70 patients with active lesion and 70 age and sex matched healthy controls were included in the control group. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis was diagnosed on the basis of history and clinical examination. Serum ferritin levels were measured by ELISA using Absorbance Microplate Reader, ELX 800, BioTek Instrument Inc. USA while serum iron and hemoglobin levels were measured by microlab 300.Based upon normal laboratory values, the iron levels were significantly low in RAS patients as compared to control.It was concluded that iron deficiency is related to recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

How to Cite
Rabbia Shabbir, Aqsa Malik, Raheela Yasmin, Atteaya Zaman, Yasir Iqbal, Ambreen Gul, & Amena Rahim. (2021). SIGNIFICANCE OF IRON DEFICIENCY IN RECURRENT APHTHOUS STOMATITIS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 41(1), 11-14. Retrieved from
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