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Oral Manifestations of vitamin B12 deficiency

  • Tongue may be large  called as Macroglossia
  • Tongue may be smooth due to loss of papillae (Atrophic Glossitis)
  • Tongue may show red patches on red lines on the ventrum (Moeller's glossitis)
  • Tongue may be red and inflamed (Sore tongue)
  • Angular cheilitis may be associated
  • Oral ulcers may be seen