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Geographic Tongue

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An inflammatory disease of the tongue of unknown aetiology, characterized by multiple annular areas of desquamation of the filiform papillae on the dorsal surface of the tongue, usually presenting pinkish-red central lesions outlined by thin, yellowish lines or bands that change patterns and shift from one area to another every few days. (Dorland, 27th ed)

synonyms

Geographic Tongue, Exfoliatio Areata Linguae, Lingua Geographica, Benign, Transitory, Migrating Plaques

UMLS

Benign migrating glossitis, Benign migratory glossitis, Denuded islands on tongue, Erythema migrans, Erythema, migrans, Geographic Tongue, Geographical tongue, Glossitis Areata Exfoliativa, Glossitis, areata exfoliativa, Glossitis, Benign Migratory, LINGUA GEOGRAPHICA, Lingual erythema migrans, Lingual geographica, Migratory Glossitis, Benign, Tongue, Geographic

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