ID#: 14817
Depicted here, is the left lateral margin of a tongue of a tuberculosis patient, which had been retracted in order to reveal the lesion that had been caused by the Gram-positive bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Note that the outermost mucocutaneous membrane of the tongue had been eroded revealing the underlying erythematous connective tissue.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ R.E. Sumpter; Council on Dental Therapeutics; American Dental Association
Creation Date: 1967
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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