bald tongue


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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

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.

bald tongue

Complete atrophy of lingual papillae, seen in pernicious or iron-deficiency anemias, pellagra–bald tongue of Sandwith, syphilis Clinical Pain, burning, beefy red color.