Geographic Tongue

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Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue is a condition that causes lesions on the tongue that resemble psoriasis of the skin. The lesions may also occasionally occur in the mucosa of the mouth and labia; this condition is called areata migrans. The lesions typically disappear from one area and move to another.
 

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The terms "Geographic Tongue" returned 8 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mutations in IL36RN are associated with geographic tongue.
 

Author(s): Jianying Liang, Peichen Huang, Huaguo Li, Jia Zhang, Cheng Ni, Yirong Wang, Jinwen Shen, Chunxiao Li, Lu Kang, Jie Chen, Hui Zhang, Zhen Wang, Zhen Zhang, Ming Li, Zhirong Yao

Journal: Hum. Genet.. 2017 Feb;136(2):241-252.

 

Geographic tongue (GT) is a benign inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. Epidemiology and histopathology in previous studies found that generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a factor associated with GT, but the molecular mechanism remains obscure. To investigate the mechanism ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016

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IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Geographic Tongue.
 

Author(s): Elena Varoni, Sem Decani

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Feb;374(7):670.

 

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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Prevalence of Geographic tongue and Related Predisposing Factors in 7-18 Year-Old Students in Kermanshah, Iran 2014.
 

Author(s): Fatemeh Rezaei, Mina Safarzadeh, Hamidreza Mozafari, Payam Tavakoli

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Geographic tongue is a benign lesion at the dorsum and margins of the tongue that sometimes causes pain and burning sensation. This lesion is characterized by an erythematous area with white or yellow folded edges. The predisposing factors of this lesion include heredity, allergies, ...

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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The terms "Geographic Tongue" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Geographic tongue and psoriasis: clinical, histopathological, immunohistochemical and genetic correlation - a literature review.
 

Author(s): Bruna Lavinas Sayed Picciani, Tábata Alves Domingos, Thays Teixeira-Souza, Vanessa de Carla Batista Dos Santos, Heron Fernando de Sousa Gonzaga, Juliana Cardoso-Oliveira, Alexandre Carlos Gripp, Eliane Pedra Dias, Sueli Carneiro

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(4):410-21.

 

Geographic tongue is a chronic, inflammatory, and immune-mediated oral lesion of unknown etiology. It is characterized by serpiginous white areas around the atrophic mucosa, which alternation between activity, remission and reactivation at various locations gave the names benign migratory ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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[Research progress on the risk factors of geographic tongue].
 

Author(s): Yang Huamei, Zhou Yu, Zeng Xin, Liao Ga, Chen Qianming

Journal: 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 ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2015

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Cytokines and Chemokines in Erythema Migrans
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Erythema Migrans

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2017

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Antibiotic Treatment of Multiple Erythema Migrans
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Erythema Migrans

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2017

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Analysis of Lyme Disease Lesions
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Erythema Migrans Lesions; Erythema Migrans

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2017

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