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Atrophic Glossitis (Bald Tongue)

Atrophic Glossitis

The most frequent cause of atrophic glossitis is poor nutrition.  In this case, an alcoholic who’s diet contained a lack of folic acid and other B vitamins presented with a red beefy tongue lacking in filiform papillae.

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