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Macroglossia: Introduction

Macroglossia: An enlarged tongue out or proportion to the size of the mouth. See detailed information below for a list of 36 causes of Macroglossia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Macroglossia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Macroglossia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Macroglossia

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Causes of Macroglossia listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of Macroglossia:

The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
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Macroglossia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Macroglossia, or a subtype of Macroglossia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Detailed list of causes of Macroglossia

The list below shows some of the causes of Macroglossia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Macroglossia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Macroglossia. Of the 36 causes of Macroglossia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Macroglossia:

The following list of conditions have 'Macroglossia' 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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What are the alternative names for Macroglossia:

Tongue enlarged
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Classifications of Macroglossia:

Medical Conditions associated with Macroglossia:

Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Swollen tongue (251 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

Symptoms related to Macroglossia:

Tongue pain, Tongue symptoms (430 causes), Down syndrome, Multiple myeloma (2 causes), Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Acromegaly (15 causes), Amyloidosis, Lymphoma (18 causes), Angioedema (113 causes), Hemangioma

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