Iran J Public Health 2013 1;42(2):215-9. Epub 2013 Feb 1.
Dept. of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
Background: Geographic Tongue is a benign disorder involving the dorsal surface of the tongue characterized by depapillated areas with leading and folded edges in yellowish or grayish white color and sometimes with unclear borders. Many studies have reported a relationship between such condition and different risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence rate and the risk factors of geographic tongue in the patients referring to the Department of Oral Medicine of Zahedan Dental School, in 2012. Read More
J Dermatol Case Rep 2010 Dec;4(4):57-9
Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan.
Background: Geographic tongue, or benign migratory glossitis, is usually an asymptomatic inflammatory disorder of the tongue mucosa of unknown etiology. It is characterized by circinate, erythematous, ulcer-like lesions of the dorsum and lateral border of the tongue due to loss of filiform papillae of the tongue epithelium. Symptomatic treatments have not been evaluated rigorously. Read More
AMA J Dis Child 1957 May;93(5):519-25
Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2015 Feb;33(1):93-7
Geographic tongue, also called benign migratory glossitis, is a common and superficial benign inflammatory disorder that affects the tongue epithelium. The majority of geographic tongue lesions typically manifest as irregular central erythematous patches. These lesions, which are caused by the loss of filiform papillae, are defined by an elevated whitish band-like border that can change location, size, and pattern over a period of time. Read More