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Description:This patient is exhibiting glossitis, or a swelling of the tongue, a symptom of pellagra due to a niacin deficiency.
Glossitis occurs when there is acute or chronic inflammation of the tongue. The tongue swells and changes color. Papillae or finger-like projections on the surface of the tongue give the lingual mucosa a smooth appearance.
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Creation Date:1970
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