Clinical features of Geographic Tongue

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clinical features of Geographic Tongue

May be symptomatic in association with spicy or acidic foods
Focal red depapillated areas bordered by slightly elevated, yellowish margin
Dynamic behavior: changes in shape, size, intensity day to day
Dorsal and lateral tongue surfaces affected predominantly
Ventral tongue and other areas less often involved
Often associated with fissured tongue

Diagnosis
Location and appearance
Biopsy confirmation usually unnecessary

 

 

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