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March 1945


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President; Secretary and Reporter Feb. 3, 1944

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(3):216-220. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510210058017

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These cases were from the Cleveland Clinic, Department of Dermatology, presented by Drs. E. W. Netherton and W. R. Hubler.

Monilial Infection of the Tongue.

G. W., a white woman aged 46, was seen in 1941, complaining of a small tender red area on the center of the tongue of one year's duration. Six months previously, the area had become covered with a white membrane, which has persisted. The area had enlarged slowly. A diagnosis of glossitis, causation undetermined, was made at that time. The lesion did not respond to vitamin therapy. The patient was not seen again until October 1943, when she complained of a burning sensation in the lesion. The plaques had remained virtually unchanged.

A dull red infiltrated plaque is present in the midportion of the dorsum of the tongue. There is a gray pseudomembrane covering the central portion

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