Tag: Geographic Tongue

Treatment of Geographic Tongue

Treatment of Geographic Tongue None, if asymptomatic Topical corticosteroids, if symptomatic Prognosis Excellent No malignant potential May last months to years with periods of remission    

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Differential Diagnosis of Geographic Tongue

Differential Diagnosis of Geographic Tongue Reiter’s syndrome Lichen planus Lupus erythematosus Candidiasis Psoriasis    

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Clinical features of Geographic Tongue

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 […]

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Eitiology / Causes of Geographic Tongue

Eitiology / Causes of Geographic Tongue Unknown; may be familial May be related to atopy Small percentage associated with cutaneous psoriasis    

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