glossitis areata exfoliativa


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ge·o·graph·ic tongue

idiopathic, asymptomatic erythematous circinate macules, often bounded peripherally by a white band, as a result of atrophy of the filiform papillae; with time the lesions resolve, coalesce, and change in distribution; frequently associated with fissured tongues.

ge·o·graph·ic tongue

(jē'ŏ-graf'ik tŭng)
Idiopathic, asymptomatic erythematous circinate macules, often bounded peripherally by a white band, as a result of atrophy of the filiform papillae; with time the lesions resolve, coalesce, and change in distribution; frequently associated with fissured tongues.
Synonym(s): glossitis areata exfoliativa, lingua geographica, pityriasis linguae.

glossitis areata exfoliativa

A condition of the tongue marked by numerous denuded patches on the dorsal surface coalescing into freeform shapes similar to the geographic areas on a map. Synonym: geographic tongue
See also: glossitis

ge·o·graph·ic tongue

(jē'ŏ-graf'ik tŭng)
Idiopathic, asymptomatic erythematous circinate macules, due to atrophy of filiform papillae; with time, lesions resolve, coalesce, and change in distribution.
Synonym(s): benign migratory glossitis, lingua geographica.