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2 Possible Causes for Few Fungiform Papillae

  • Lingual Papillitis

    It is seen more in young women as a painful enlargement of one or more fungiform papillae that resolve quickly within a day or several days.[] Transient lingual papillitis is a benign condition characterized by the inflammation of one or more fungiform papillae on the dorsolateral tongue.[] It describes a condition of the tongue that is relatively common but with few documented cases.[]

  • Bowenoid Papulosis

    The lesion appeared to represent altered filiform papillae, more so than fungiform papillae.[] All were composed of dense, avascular fibrous tissue with no or very few inflammatory cells; one showed focal mild neovascularity and edema.[]

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