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Multiple Red Plaques with Severe Burning and Soreness on the Tongue

Photos showing multiple red plaques on the tongue
The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

A 68-year-old African-American female presented with very painful lesions of the dorsum and ventral surfaces of the tongue she had endured for at least six months.

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