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October 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(4):560-562. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370100099012

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Tuberculous Glossitis. Presented by Dr. Stevens.  R., a man, had had recurring, persistent small ulcerations on the under surface of the tongue for about five years. The ulcers were deep, with infiltrated bases, and painful. Aple jelly nodules could be seen through the diascope. There was a history of pulmonary tuberculosis, and roentgenologic study confirmed this diagnosis. The lingual ulcerations had disappeared rapidly under treatment with the quartz lamp, but had recurred.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Jamieson: Most cases of tuberculous glossitis occur in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.Dr. Wile: Most cases of tuberculous infection of the lips and tongue are serious because of the gravity of the associated pulmonic condition, but this case indicated that the rule was not invariable, for the patient was in fair health, with chronic fibroid tuberculosis of the lungs.

A Case for Diagnosis. Presented by Dr. Wander.  A. R. M., a housewife, had first noticed a

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