atrophic glossitis


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Related to atrophic glossitis: angular cheilosis, angular cheilitis, angular stomatitis

a·troph·ic glos·si·tis

an erythematous, edematous, and painful tongue that appears smooth because of loss of the filiform and sometimes the fungiform papillae secondary to certain nutritional deficiencies, especially B-vitamin deficiencies, as seen in pellagra, thiamin deficiency, and disorders such as pernicious anemia (Hunter or Moeller glossitis).Synonym(s): bald tongue
Synonym(s): bald tongue

atrophic glossitis

a pathological condition in which the various papillae are lost from the dorsum of the tongue, resulting in a very sore and highly sensitive surface that makes eating difficult. See also glossitis.

atrophic glossitis

Complete atrophy of lingual papillae, seen in pernicious or iron-deficiency anaemias, pellagra (bald tongue of Sandwith) and syphilis. The condition is more common in alcoholics and linked to poor nutrition.

Clinical findings
Pain, burning, beefy colour of the tongue.

Moeller,

Julius Otto Ludwig, German surgeon, 1819-1887.
Moeller glossitis - Synonym(s): Moeller-Hunter syndrome
Moeller-Hunter syndrome - red, swollen, and painful tongue. Synonym(s): atrophic glossitis; Hunter glossitis; Moeller glossitis

a·troph·ic glos·si·tis

(ă-trō'fik glos-ītis)
Erythematous, edematous, and painful tongue condition that appears smooth because of loss of the filiform and sometimes the fungiform papillae due to nutritional deficiencies.
Synonym(s): smooth tongue.