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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 446-449

Diagnosing a solitary oral ulcer: An enigma

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Jayshree Agrawal
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam - 530 045, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.155658

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Diagnosing solitary oral ulcers are always a challenging task which requires a through history taking, clinical examination and charting out clear differential diagnosis. Many solitary oral ulcers appear quite similar and may pose a challenge to the diagnostician; however, early diagnosis of such lesions enables to initiate the treatment at an early stage. In this paper, a case of oral histoplasmosis involving the palate along with the differential diagnosis is reported wherein the history of close association of the patient with birds clinched the diagnosis, thus emphasizing the importance of minute aspects of history taking.

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