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With her mouth open, this patient was displaying her tongue that exhibited an aphthous ulcer, also referred to as a canker sore.
Additional Information:
Though a benign, non-contagious condition, it is often a chronic process, which involves the formation of these mouth ulcers, or aphthae. Many causes have been proposed, but an negative autoimmune involvement is highly-suspected.
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Creation Date:1964
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