This is the case of a 35-year-old female diagnosed by medical and psychiatric examinations as suffering from bipolar affective disorder and food allergy. Evident characteristic included mood swings. Her main complaint was extensive painful ulcer on the palate and lower lip. Current condition had caused her weight loss. Management included anamnesis, clinical and laboratory examinations, psychometrics, and referral to a psychiatrist. The dentist played an important role in identifying recurrent aphthous stomatitis and in the optimal and comprehensive treatment of the patient through multidisciplinary assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-538
Number of pages6
JournalActa Medica Philippina
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Food allergy
  • Recurrent aphthous stomatitis


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