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Description:This patient displayed fungiform and filiform taste bud atrophy, which was thought to be due to a vitamin B, or iron deficiency.
A nutritional deficiency in vitamin B, including B12 and folate, or iron will cause the tongue to undergo atrophic changes in its taste bud morphology, whereupon, its surface will take on a pale smooth or slick appearance.
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Creation Date:1970
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