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Geographic Tongue

Geographic Tongue: Introduction

Geographic Tongue: A form of tongue inflammation where smooth, migrating patches form on the tongue. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Geographic Tongue is available below.

Symptoms of Geographic Tongue

Treatments for Geographic Tongue

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Geographic Tongue: Deaths

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Geographic Tongue: Complications

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Causes of Geographic Tongue

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Geographic Tongue: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Geographic Tongue

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Prognosis for Geographic Tongue

Prognosis for Geographic Tongue: condition may go into remission and recur

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Geographic Tongue: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Geographic Tongue:

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 Institutes of Health (NIH)


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