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Persistent Oral Tenderness

CASE CHALLENGE NUMBER: 7

Cynthia L Kleinegger, DDS, MS

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The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


This case challenge presents a patient with erythematous palatal mucosa.


An 81-year old male presents with a chief complaint of oral soreness, primarily involving the tongue and denture-bearing mucosa. Symptoms have been present for approximately two months and have not been relieved by denture adjustments.


After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.

Case Author(s)

Cynthia L Kleinegger

Cynthia L Kleinegger

DDS, MS

Dr. Cynthia L. Kleinegger is Assistant Professor and Director of Advanced Education Programs in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.


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