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