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Oral lesions in an immunocompromised patient

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 27 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3193
  1. Rosie Simms, core medical trainee, year 1,
  2. Catherine Doherty, specialist trainee year 5, palliative medicine,
  3. Clare White, consultant in palliative medicine
  1. Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  1. Correspondence to R Simms rosie.simms{at}

A 79 year old man receiving palliative care for squamous lung cancer developed white, circular, plaque like lesions on his tongue (fig 1). These were painful and …

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