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July 1923

INDURATED ULCER OF THE TONGUE DUE TO OIDIUM LACTIS

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, Johns Hopkins University.

Am J Dis Child. 1923;26(1):77-82. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1923.04120130080007
Abstract

Oidiomycosis of the tongue, characterized by an ulcerating granuloma, is apparently a rare affection. We have not been able to find any description of cases similar to the one recently studied here, in which both the pathologic lesion of the tongue and the micro-organism concerned in its development presented unusual features.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —H. L., a male infant, had been under feeding care at the Harriet Lane Dispensary from the age of 4 months. The family history was negative. The mother had been compelled to wean the baby when he was 2 weeks old, and he had never gained weight. July 15, 1922, when first seen, he weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces (4,025.6 gm.). His feedings were adjusted and he gained slowly until September 12, when he weighed 9 pounds and 12 ounces (4,422.5 gm.).September 17, he became suddenly ill, with vomiting, diarrhea and fever. He

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