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February 1954


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1954;69(2):249-254. doi:10.1001/archderm.1954.01540140117014

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Case for Diagnosis—(Glossitis Rhombica Mediana?). Presented by Dr. H. V. Allington and Dr. R. R. Allington, Oakland, Calif.

Mrs. L. C., aged 26, has had a lesion on her tongue for approximately 18 months. It was first called to her attention by her dentist. It has always been asymptomatic. There is no history of injury. She had taken no medication prior to onset. She had sucked a penicillin lozenge for a sore throat shortly before we first saw her on April 6, 1951, but had not done so prior to onset.

The lesion was present in approximately the center of the dorsal surface of the tongue and measured about 0.75 by 3 cm. in diameter. It consisted of a slightly reddened area of superficial maceration and loss of papillae. There was moderate infiltration, particularly about the margin. There was no ulceration, and the lesion was not tender. No

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