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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 182-186

Geographic tongue : Report of two cases of pediatric age group and literature review


1 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Dentistry, S.C.B. Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept. of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, S.C.B. Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, India

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Hemamalini Rath
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Dentistry, S.C.B. Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack
India
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Geographic tongue is a very descriptive name for one of the most common medical conditions of the tongue. This is manifested as several large, red, slightly depressed, usually smooth patches on the dorsum of the tongue. The etiology and pathogenesis of geographic tongue are still poorly understood. Geographic tongue is commonly reported in adults but both of the cases reported here belong to pediatric age group. As a red and white lesion, geographic tongue may produce cancer anxiety in patients.


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