An acute or chronic inflammation of the tongue, either as primary disease or a symptom of systemic disease
Atrophic glossitis (AG) or Hunter glossitis or smooth tongue
Many cases are asymptomatic.
BMG symptoms tend to wax and wane.
GT lesions are characterized by migratory pattern.
Burning sensation on tongue (often associated with nutri...
Avoid any possible sensitizing irritants or agents (such as acidic or spicy foods and drinks).
Analgesics when needed
Request dental evaluation.
Revisit periodically when needed until healing occurs.
A detailed oral examination is recommended in...
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Demir N, Dogăn M, Koç A, et al. D...
K14.4 Atrophy of tongue papillae
K14.1 Geographic tongue
K14.2 Median rhomboid glossitis
529.4 Atrophy of tongue papillae
529.1 Geographic tongue
529.2 Median r...
The most common forms are as follows:
AG or Hunter glossitis: smooth, glossy, r...
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