strawberry tongue


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straw·ber·ry tongue

a tongue with a whitish coat through which the enlarged fungiform papillae project as red points, characteristic of scarlet fever and of Kawasaki disease.

strawberry tongue

a strawberry-like coloration of the inflamed tongue papillae. It is a clinical sign of scarlet fever and is also seen in Kawasaki's disease.
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Strawberry tongue
A characteristic enanthema of the tongue, which is characterised by hypertrophy of the fungiform papillae, accompanied by changes of the filiform papillae in a bright red background. Strawberry tongues are classically seen in scarlet fever, but also occurs in Kawasaki’s disease—mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, toxic shock syndrome, and in prodromal yellow fever

strawberry tongue

A characteristic enanthema of the tongue, characterized by hypertrophy of the fungiform papillae, accompanied by changes of the filiform papillae in a bright red background; an ST is classically seen in scarlet fever, but also occurs in Kawasaki's disease–mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, toxic shock syndrome, and in prodromal yellow fever.

straw·ber·ry tongue

(straw'ber-ē tŭng)
A tongue with a whitish coat through which the enlarged fungiform papillae project as red points; characteristic of scarlet fever and mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome.

straw·ber·ry tongue

(straw'ber-ē tŭng)
Tongue with a whitish coat through which enlarged fungiform papillae project as red points, characteristic of scarlet fever and of Kawasaki disease.
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Strawberry tongue is also associated with streptococcal and staphylococcal diseases.