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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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In cases of glossitis caused by damage from scalding liquids, a viral infection, or an allergic reaction, the symptoms often develop rapidly.
A deficiency of folate can cause central nervous system irritability, glossitis, diarrhea, depression, weight loss, and anemia.
algerae myositis caused fever, weight loss, fatigue, generalized muscle weakness and pain, dysphagia, glossitis, peripheral edema, and diarrhea (Table 1).
2) Glossitis is usually present with folic acid deficiency, as well as chronic periodontitis with loosening of the teeth.
Glossitis (inflammation of the tongue) is a symptom of this; the tongue appears very smooth and shiny and this is often accompanied by a burning sensation.
other benign mucosal lesions: fibrous hyperplasia, fibromas, diapneusia, epulis (congenital or not), angular cheilitis, benign migratory glossitis, herpes labialis, intraoral herpes, cankers and traumatic ulcers [White et al.
Instead, they believe that median rhomboid glossitis is related to an infection of Candida albicans, which is the most common fungal organism of the oral cavity.
Gastrointestinal: Abdominal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, an unpleasant metallic taste, anorexia, epigastric distress, abdominal cramping, constipation, "furry" tongue glossitis and stomatitis, pancreatitis, modification of taste of alcoholic beverages.
The most common (30%) adverse reactions (all grades) observed with TORISEL include thrombocytopaenia, asthenia, anaemia, diarrhoea, bacterial and viral infections (including infection, cellulitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, herpes zoster, herpes simplex), rash (including rash, pruritic rash, maculopapular rash, pustular rash, eczema), pyrexia, anorexia, epistaxis, mucositis, oedema (including oedema, facial oedema, peripheral oedema, scrotal oedema, genital oedema, generalised oedema), and stomatitis (including aphthous stomatitis, mouth ulceration, stomatitis, glossitis, oral pain).