white strawberry tongue


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Red, congested and oedematous fungiform papillae of the tongue, in a whitish background of filiform papillae. The white strawberry tongue appears between days 2 and 5 of scarlet fever; it may be seen in measles and in other febrile viral enanthemas

white strawberry tongue

Pediatrics Red, congested and edematous fungiform papillae of the tongue, in a whitish background of filiform papillae; the WST is found between day 2 and 5 of scarlet fever; it may be seen in measles and in other febrile viral enanthemas. See Scarlet fever.