ID#: 15830
By extending his tongue, this patient revealed pathologic changes in the tongue’s topographic morphology, known as glossitis, an inflammatory condition of the tongue characterized by erythema, cracking of the glossal mucosa, generalized swelling, and in this case, leukoplakia, or white patches atop the tongue’s dorsal surface. Glossitis can be caused be a manifestation of many pathologic conditions, however, in this particular case, it was an underlying vitamin B deficiency that brought on this inflammatory change.
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