Possible Causes for Lesion of the Tongue in USA

  • Tongue Ulcer
    Lesion of the Tongue

    , and the tongue is one of the sites where they may develop. … oral cavity are relatively common in general practice, with estimates suggesting that up to 4% of the population in the United States suffer from some form of ulcerative lesion[1]

  • Tongue Disease
    Lesion of the Tongue
  • Tongue Carcinoma
    Lesion of the Tongue
  • Tongue Amyloidosis
    Lesion of the Tongue
  • Benign Migratory Glossitis
    Lesion of the Tongue

    A lesion of geographic tongue may start as a white patch before the depapillation occurs.[2]

  • Hairy Leukoplakia
    Lesion of the Tongue

    Other than the lesions themselves, the tongue exhibits no signs of inflammation and patients are many times concerned about aesthetic reasons.[3]

  • Glossitis
    Lesion of the Tongue

    Unlike glossitis due to nutritional deficiencies and anemia, the lesions of geographic tongue move around the tongue over time.[4]

  • Aphthous Stomatitis
    Lesion of the Tongue

    If there are lesions on the tongue, speaking and chewing can be uncomfortable, and ulcers on the soft palate, back of the throat, or esophagus can cause painful swallowing … [5]

  • Pellagra
    Lesion of the Tongue

    Pellagra is a systemic disease caused by a deficiency in the B vitamin niacin (also known as vitamin B3 or nicotinic acid). However, it can also be brought about by poorly-balanced intake of amino acids. Pellagra is characterized by the classical symptoms of dermatitis, diarrhea and dementia. Pellagra is characterized…[6]

  • Oral Leukoplakia
    Lesion of the Tongue

    Oral leukoplakia is a white patch or plaque that develops in the oral cavity and is strongly associated with tobacco smoking. More importantly, it is widely recognized as a precancerous lesion of oral squamous carcinoma. Oral leukoplakia has a wide differential diagnosis, which is why an extensive workup is necessary…[7]

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  1. Tongue Ulcer, Symptoma
  2. Wikipedia: Geographic tongue, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Hairy Leukoplakia, Symptoma
  4. Wikipedia: Glossitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Wikipedia: Aphthous stomatitis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  6. Pellagra, Symptoma
  7. Oral Leukoplakia, Symptoma