recurrent facial

  • Is there recurrent facial palsy - with fissured tongue, facial edema, similar family history? (

Geographic Tongue

  • 50 geographic tongue is a condition that causes chronic and recurrent lesions on the tongue that resemble psoriasis of the skin. (
  • with geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands," often with slightly raised borders. (
  • Geographic Tongue, also known as glossitis, benign migratory , is related to lyme disease and fissured tongue , and has symptoms including exanthema and glossalgia . (
  • An important gene associated with Geographic Tongue is IL36RN (Interleukin 36 Receptor Antagonist), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Class I MHC mediated antigen processing and presentation and Cytokine Signaling in Immune system . (
  • 71 Geographic tongue, also known by several other terms,[note is an inflammatory condition of the mucous. (
  • Researchers have found some relationship between psoriasis and geographic tongue. (
  • Some studies also show a relationship between nutritional deficiencies and geographic tongue, although no evidence is seen against this observation. (
  • Family history: This condition is seen more commonly in people who have a familial history of having geographic tongue. (
  • Geographic tongue is seen more commonly in people having fissured tongue. (
  • Geographic tongue is an entirely benign condition and does not affect or harm your health in any other manner. (
  • Hence, researchers find a connection between geographic tongue and psoriasis. (


  • Less commonly, another similar lesion can be present in the oral cavity, characterised by the appearance of similar patches on other parts of the oral mucosa such as the cheeks or lips, soft palate, ventral surface of the tongue or floor of the mouth. (

surface of the tongue

  • The lingual tonsils extend to the top (dorsal) surface of the tongue. (
  • Fissured tongue: This condition is characterised by the presence of various deep fissure and grooves on the ventral surface of the tongue. (


  • 12 An atrophic glossitis that is characterized as an inflammatory condition of the mucous membrane of the tongue, usually on the dorsal surface. (


  • If you have a breathing or swallowing problem, or swollen tongue, then consult immediately. (


  • The genes are expressed with family members KRT16 and/or KRT17 in the filiform papillae of the tongue, the stratified epithelial lining of oral mucosa and esophagus, the outer root sheath of hair follicles, and the glandular epithelia. (
  • Two novel de novo mutations of KRT6A and KRT16 genes in two Chinese pachyonychia congenita pedigrees with fissured tongue or diffuse plantar keratoderma. (


  • To get relief faster, try to avoid the foods which can cause irritation to the tongue. (



  • If you press hard with the tip of the tongue to the inside and behind the gums behind the last top teeth, you may be able to feel them. (


  • Hot and spicy foods can also irritate the tongue and cause discomfort. (


  • the tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae), which are actually short, fine, hair-like projections. (
  • Normally, the tongue consists of small finger like projections on its ventral surface, known as papillae. (



  • When a person suffers from this condition, the papillae of a particular area on the tongue disappear, and the area appears "bald" or flat. (


  • These patches show red colour with smooth mucosa of the tongue, hence it is also known as oral erythema migrans. (


  • these patches (lesions) give the tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance. (
  • The most important and easy feature of diagnosis is presence of irregular patches on the tongue. (