Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : ZE05 - ZE09

Paediatric Geographic Tongue: A Case Report, Review and Recent Updates ZE05-ZE09

Doddabasavaiah Basavapur Nandini, Shivanand Bagalad Bhavana, Byathnal Suryakanth Deepak, Ramakrishna Ashwini

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Dr. Doddabasavaiah Basavapur Nandini,
# 376-2, 4th Main, 8th Cross, P.J. Extension, Davangere-2, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: nanni29@rediffmail.com

Geographic tongue is a benign recurrent condition of uncertain aetiology affecting the tongue characterized by loss of epithelium especially filiform papillae giving a characteristic appearance. The clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic to painful and burning ulceration. The condition is commonly seen in adults but few cases are reported in children. A case of asymptomatic geographic tongue in three-year-old male child and literature review with new insight in aetiology is presented here. Management depends on the clinical condition and underlying aetiology.