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Geographic tongue

  • Alternative Names

    Patches on the tongue; Tongue - patchy; Benign migratory glossitis; Glossitis - benign migratory


    Prevention

    Avoid irritating your tongue with hot or spicy food or alcohol if you are prone to this condition.


    References

    Reamy BV, Derby R, Bunt CW. Common tongue conditions in primary care. Am Fam Physician. 2010;81(5):627-634.

    Mirowski GW, Mark LA. Oral disease and oral-cutaneous manifestations of gastrointestinal and liver disease. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2010:chap 22.


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Tongue