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Geographic tongue: Geographic tongue is a tongue that resembles a map because of patches of tissue on the surface. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Geographic tongue, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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An idiopathic disorder characterized by the loss of filiform papillae leaving reddened areas of circinate macules bound by a white band. The lesions heal, then others erupt.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Geographic tongue is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Geographic tongue, or a subtype of Geographic tongue,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
The list below shows some of the causes of Geographic tongue mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Geographic tongue. Of the 6 causes of Geographic tongue that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Geographic tongue' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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