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PAINFUL TONGUE

PAINFUL TONGUE This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To endeavor to formulate a disease from a single symptom looks, as the Church would say, like a work of supererogation; nevertheless, a symptom may be so tormenting and cause a patient so much anxiety that it demands to be elevated to a clinical type. Painful tongue, or, as Engman designates it equally justly, burning tongue, is one of these conditions. In its entirety it consists of pain or, more frequently, burning or smarting, or it may be simply a persistent discomfort of one side of the tongue far back opposite the last molars, with frequently some reddening and elevation of the papillae in this region. One of our patients had soreness on both sides of the tongue, more pronounced on the left side. The distress caused is evident, and the fear of cancer is imminent. In fact, a strange feature of the condition is that pains in other regions http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1932 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030472013
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To endeavor to formulate a disease from a single symptom looks, as the Church would say, like a work of supererogation; nevertheless, a symptom may be so tormenting and cause a patient so much anxiety that it demands to be elevated to a clinical type. Painful tongue, or, as Engman designates it equally justly, burning tongue, is one of these conditions. In its entirety it consists of pain or, more frequently, burning or smarting, or it may be simply a persistent discomfort of one side of the tongue far back opposite the last molars, with frequently some reddening and elevation of the papillae in this region. One of our patients had soreness on both sides of the tongue, more pronounced on the left side. The distress caused is evident, and the fear of cancer is imminent. In fact, a strange feature of the condition is that pains in other regions

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1932

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