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34. Picture of Geographic Tongue

Picture of Geographic Tongue
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Geographic tongue is a condition in which the surface of the tongue shows reddish patches in which the upper layer of the tongue surface is eroded. The surface of the tongue appears uneven in this condition, and the patches change position over hours or days. The cause of geographic tongue is not known. The condition may be related to psoriasis. The condition does not cause symptoms and there is no effective treatment.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Academy of Oral Medicine: “Geographic Tongue”

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