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Related to glossitis: Geographic tongue, atrophic glossitis

glossitis

 [glŏ-si´tis]
inflammation of the tongue.
median rhomboid glossitis a congenital disorder of noninflammatory origin, characterized by a somewhat rhomboid reddish, smooth, and shiny lesion with some opalescent spots, occurring at about the middle third of the dorsal surface of the tongue.

glos·si·tis

(glo-sī'tis),
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]

glossitis

/glos·si·tis/ (glos-i´tis) inflammation of the tongue.
glossitis area´ta exfoliati´va , benign migratory glossitis an inflammatory disease of the tongue characterized by multiple annular areas of desquamation of the filiform papillae, presenting as reddish lesions outlined in yellow that shift from area to area every few days.
median rhomboid glossitis  a congenital anomaly of the tongue, with a reddish patch or plaque on the midline of the dorsal surface.

glossitis

(glô-sī′tĭs, glŏ-)
n.
Inflammation of the tongue.

glos·sit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

glossitis

[glosī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, glossa, tongue, itis
inflammation of the tongue. Acute glossitis, characterized by swelling, intense pain that may be referred to the ears, salivation, fever, and enlarged regional lymph nodes, may develop during an infectious disease or after a burn, bite, or other injury. Glossitis in which there is smooth atrophy of the surface and edges of the tongue is seen in pernicious anemia. Glossitis in which irregular, bright red patches appear on the tip or sides of the tongue (Moeller's glossitis) occurs in menopausal women. The condition causes pain or a burning sensation and sensitivity to hot or spicy foods; it often resists treatment. In congenital glossitis there is a flat or slightly elevated patch or plaque anterior to the circumvallate papillae in the midline of the dorsal surface of the tongue.
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Severe atrophic glossitis

glossitis

ENT Inflammation of the tongue. See Geographic tongue, Median rhomboid glossitis.

glos·si·tis

(glos-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]

glossitis

Inflammation of the tongue, usually from nutritional deficiency, especially of iron and vitamin B. It also occurs in iron-deficiency ANAEMIA, in SYPHILIS, ERYTHEMA MULTIFORME, PEMPHIGUS, BEHÇET'S SYNDROME, LICHEN PLANUS and may be caused by any persistent irritant, such as tobacco smoke, roughened teeth, badly fitting dentures or over-use of mouth-washes.

glos·si·tis

(glos-ī'tis)
Inflammation of the tongue.
[gloss- + G. -itis, inflammation]

glossitis (glôsī´tis),

n an inflammation of the tongue.
glossitis areata exfoliativa,
glossitis, atrophic,
n (bald tongue, smooth tongue) the atrophy of the glossal papillae, resulting in a smooth tongue. The tongue may be pallid or erythematous and may appear small or enlarged. It may be associated with anemias, pellagra, vitamin B complex deficiencies, sprue, or other systemic diseases or may be local in origin. Because atrophy may be one phase, and circumscribed, painful, glossal excoriations may be another phase of one or more of the same systemic disease(s), much confusion in terminology has arisen (e.g., Moeller's glossitis; Hunter's glossitis; slick, glazed, varnished, glossy, or bald tongue; chronic superficial erythematous glossitis; glossodynia exfoliativa; beefy tongue; and pellagrous glossitis).
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Glossitis.
glossitis, benign migratory,
glossitis exfoliativa,
n See glossitis, Moeller's.
glossitis, interstitial sclerous,
n (Clarke-Fournier glossitis), nodular, lobulated, indurated tongue associated with terminal syphilis.
glossitis, median rhomboid,
glossitis migrans,

glossitis

inflammation of the tongue.
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6,9] Pallor was found in all the patients of the study, followed by glossitis.
Glossitis may also be the primary symptom of a fungal infection, such as candidiasis or viral infection, such as herpes simplex infection.
Glossitis was resolved after a month of establishing Cbl reposition (Figure 1 C and D).
OFG OCD Glossitis 0 13 Other 22 15 Fissured lips 11 33 Gingivitis 22 53 Mucosaltags 22 53 Cobblestoning 44 80 Angular cheilitis 67 67 Lip/facial swelling 78 67 Oral ulceration 56 87 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Also called benign migratory glossitis, geographic tongue is not linked to cancer.
During your assessment, the patient complained of chronic weakness and you observed a strawberry red tongue, which indicates glossitis.
Altered oral health is a decline in the physical condition of the oral cavity that can be characterized by halitosis, gingivitis, periodontitis, glossitis, dental tartar, oral masses, dysphagia, anorexia, ulceration, drooling, dryness, and tooth loss.
6,7) Other potential consequences of IDA can include impaired immunity and temperature regulation, glossitis and other abnormalities of the mucosa of the mouth and esophagus, (8) and alterations in sleep patterns.
Deficiency of iron in epithelial cells not infrequently causes glossitis, burning of the tongue, angular stomatitis and dry, itchy skin.
B-complex vitamins deficiency: Over 3 per cent mothers had oral lesions like angular stomatitis and glossitis suggestive of B-complex vitamins deficiency with no difference between groups I and II (Table VI).
Benign migratory glossitis, otherwise known as geographic tongue, is a common finding in oral psoriasis.
Each patient was examined at 5-14 days, 8 weeks, and 5-6 months after I-131 therapy to assess salivary gland tenderness, glossitis, and xerostomia.