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October 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(4):556-560. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370100095011

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Sclerous Glossitis and Glossodynia. Presented by Dr. Greenbaum.  C. W., a man, aged 48, had a penile lesion in 1917, and received treatment at intervals for two years. Two recent Wassermann tests were negative, but two Kahn tests were moderately positive. The blood count showed 3,070,000 erythrocytes, 7,250 leukocytes and 65 per cent. hemoglobin. He was presented because of the peculiar appearance of the tongue and the presence of a sclerous glossitis associated with the peculiar red tongue. There was a deep scar on the dorsum, near the circumvallate papillae. The tongue was painful. There was no history of an ulcer where the scar was located. The patient was a smoker.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Hirschler: There should be a careful investigation of the patient's gastro-intestinal tract because of the appearance of the tongue.Dr. Greenbaum: I agree with Dr. Hirschler. If achylia gastrica were present it would be in favor of

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