median rhomboid glossitis


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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.
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me·di·an rhom·boid glos·si·tis

an asymptomatic, ovoid or rhomboid, macular, erythematous area with absence of papillae on the median portion of the dorsum of the tongue just anterior to the circumvalate papillae; thought to represent a persistent tuberculum impar.
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median rhomboid glossitis

A usually midline rugosity on the tongue, which is more common in men age 30 to 50 and caused by chronic infection, especially by Candida albicans, but also by actinomycosis.

Risk factors
Hyperglycaemia in poorly controlled diabetes, HIV-1 infection, tobacco use.
 
Clinical findings
Rhomboid or diamond-shaped red plaque or patch on the dorsum of the posterior tongue anterior to circumvallate papillae.
 
Management
Nystatin or amphotericin B may cause regression.
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median rhomboid glossitis

A condition now considered a manifestation of chronic infection by C albicans, facilitated by hyperglycemia as in DM Clinical Rhomboid or diamond-shaped red plaque or patch on the dorsum of the tongue anterior to circumvallate papillae Treatment Nystatin or amphotericin B may cause regression
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

me·di·an rhom·boid glos·si·tis

(mē'dē-ăn rom'boyd glos-ī'tis)
An asymptomatic, ovoid or rhomboid, macular or mammillated, erythematous lesion with papillary atrophy on the dorsum of the tongue just anterior to the circumvallate papillae; usually results from infection by Candida albicans.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

me·di·an rhom·boid glos·si·tis

(mē'dē-ăn rom'boyd glos-ī'tis)
Asymptomatic, ovoid or rhomboid, macular, erythematous area with absence of papillae on the median portion of the dorsum of the tongue just anterior to circumvalate papillae.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012