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Geographic Tongue

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Also called as Benign migratory glossitis
 Mucosa sensitive for hot/spicy foods

 White patch, which develops central erythmatous atrophic zone and enlarges centrifugally with a raised white border

 When the lesions occur in elsewhere in the oral cavity they are referred to as
- Ectopic geographic tongue,
- Erythema circinata migrans
- Annulus migrans.

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Management
- Topical lidocaine
- Topical application of salicylic acid
- Tretinion
- Multivitamins and
- Anticandidal drugs are used.
0.5% aqu. dycyclonine HCL/diphenhydramine as a mouth rinse over crushed ice before meals.

D/D

Erythroplakia
candidiasis
Psoriasis
Reiters syndrome

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