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.
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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They include a distinctive pink-red rash, sore throat, headache, fever, red and swollen tongue - known as a 'strawberry tongue' - flushed face, nausea and vomiting.
White-yellow exudate noted on tonsils, uvula in midline, strawberry tongue.
The symptoms are usually bloodshot eyes, red or cracked lips, red mucous membranes in the mouth, strawberry tongue, white coating on the tongue, or prominent red bumps on the back of the tongue, red palms, swollen hands and feet, skin rashes, peeling skin in the genital area, swollen lymph nodes and joint pain and swelling.
The diagnosis is based on a fever lasting at least 4 or 5 days and associated findings, such as a rash, red strawberry tongue, or very red lips.
Today, treatment with penicillin or other antibiotics such as erythromycin can stop the disease before some of the characteristic symptoms, especially the bright red "strawberry tongue," appear.