beet-tongue

beet-tongue

appearance of the tongue in pellagra, in which intense erythema appears, first at the tip, then along the edges, and finally over the dorsum; there may be pain and increased elevation; the shiny appearance results from edema, not atrophy, except in chronic pellagra.

beet-tongue

(bēttŭng)
Appearance of tongue in pellagra, in which intense erythema appears, first at the tip, then along the edges, and finally over the dorsum.