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July 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(1):149-153. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550190153040

Geographic Tongue. Presented by Dr. Eugene F. Traub.

A boy aged 131/2 has had mucosal exfoliation of the mouth and tongue since his birth in Germany. He was undernourished as an infant. The lesion did not respond to treatment with vitamins. Recently the patient was given an injection of streptomycin for another condition. The mucosal eruption disappeared for a few days and then recurred. Considering a possible infectious background which might respond to antibiotic therapy, cultures were taken and the sensitivity of the organism isolates determined.


Dr. Carl T. Nelson: This looked more like moniliasis than anything else. Perhaps further mycologic studies should be made. The reported bacteriologic findings are rather unimpressive.

Dr. Anthony C. Cipollaro: I agree wholly with Dr. Nelson. I think it is most likely a case of moniliasis.

Dr. Leslie P. Barker: I have seen a similar lesion of the mouth, following the

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