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Benign Migratory Glossitis

Benign Migrating Glossitis


  • The presentation of symptomatic geographic tongue in children is rare. This article presents two cases of symptomatic geographic tongue.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This article presents a case of symptomatic geographic tongue with fissured tongue with a history of asthma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Although the condition is very common in adults and older age groups, the present article describes a rare presentation of geographic tongue in a 2.5-year-old child.[jiaomr.in]
  • A case of benign migratory glossitis atypically confined to only one side of the tongue is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by repeated histopathologic evaluation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated that BMG is more prevalent in young, nonsmokers, and atopic or allergic individuals.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Respiratory Disorders
  • disorders, connective tissue disorders, and genitourinary disturbances).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Lesion of the Tongue
  • Symptoms include: Map-like appearance to the surface of the tongue Patches that move from day to day Smooth, red patches and sores (lesions) on the tongue Soreness and burning pain (in some cases) Your health care provider will diagnose this condition[nlm.nih.gov]
  • However, lesions on the tongue may indicate other more-serious conditions of the tongue or diseases affecting the body in general. If you have lesions on the tongue that don't resolve within 10 days, see your doctor or dentist.[mayoclinic.org]
  • ., and Anna Jucgla, M.D. 3 Citing Articles A 61-year-old man was referred for treatment of painless white lesions on his tongue that had appeared 1 month earlier.[nejm.org]
Sore Mouth
  • Children's mouth problems Causes of sore mouth or mouth ulcers to consider in children are: Dental disease.[patient.info]


  • Histopathological Features of Oral Psoriasis Although a tissue biopsy is necessary as part of the workup process, there is no consensus regarding the microscopic features of oral psoriasis [ 7 ].[karger.com]
  • Abstract The prevalence of tissue type HLA-B15 has been shown to be higher in atopic patients with benign migratory glossitis and in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus than it is in the general population.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • It has been associated with HLA-B15, suggesting the role of heredity as one of the etiological factors [10].[medcraveonline.com]


  • The lesion was refractory to the previous treatment with topical corticosteroid treatment for the last 2 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Asymptomatic cases usually resolve on their own but symptomatic cases need treatment. Fissured tongue is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves on the dorsum of the tongue and, in many cases, is associated with geographic tongue.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Treatment Key Points * Condition is benign and self-resolving, so treatment is often not required. * Treatment of associated conditions may improve the appearance of the tongue. * Oral discomfort can be treated with various medications, such as antiseptic[ozarkderm.com]
  • This book is a practical, user-friendly guide to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of the oral mucosal lesions most frequently encountered in pediatric patients.[books.google.de]
  • Please consult your own licensed physician regarding diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition! Please see also our disclaimer . This site complies with the HONcode standard for health information: verify here . Database updated 2019-02-19.[diseasesdatabase.com]


  • Prognosis Geographic tongue is a harmless condition, so it should be of little concern.[sabkadentist.com]
  • Poor prognosis E. Radiation resistance F. Can not metastasise to the bone answer is B Prognosis is excellent if the appropriate method of treatment is used in early primary basal-cell cancers.[adcprep.wordpress.com]
  • Outlook (Prognosis) Geographic tongue is a harmless condition. It may be uncomfortable and last for a long time. When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your provider if the symptoms last longer than 10 days.[ufhealth.org]
  • Prognosis Geographic tongue is a benign condition.[emedicine.com]
  • When informing patients of the diagnosis, the clinician should be comfortable discussing the prognosis of the condition.[clinicaladvisor.com]


  • They have different etiologies and characteristics with periods of crises and remissions with spontaneous improvement. Objectives: We present a case of geographic tongue with nonspecific etiologic agent, evolving a lichenoid reaction.[thieme-connect.com]
  • Benign migratory glossitis is an asymptomatic inflammatory disorder of tongue of unknown etiology. Benign migratory glossitis (BMG) is an intraoral benign condition of dorsal tongue, and is usually as- ymptomatic.[freethesaurus.com]
  • Although various predisposing factors have been proposed, the exact etiology remains obscure.[medcraveonline.com]
  • Introduction Geographic tongue or benign migratory glossitis is defined as an inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology, characterized with a decrease in the number of papillae in the dorsum and lateral border of the tongue circumfusing with the formation[ricercaorale.it]
  • Fortunately, most of these lesions are transient and can be diagnosed clinically; examples include aphthous ulcers, traumatic ulcers, and lesions of infectious etiology such as viral lesions and candidiasis.[books.google.de]


  • Immunologic and psychologic parameters have been associated with geographic tongue. [15] Epidemiology Frequency Geographic tongue has reportedly occurred in up to 3% of the general population in the United States.[emedicine.com]
  • […] borders Local loss of filiform papillae leads to ulcer-like lesions that rapidly change color and size Associated with common cold, work / home stress Associated with tongue fissures Terminology Also called benign migratory glossitis, glossitis migrans Epidemiology[pathologyoutlines.com]
  • Genetic and environmental factors, which determine the disease epidemiology and clinical spectrum, are heterogeneous in different populations.[ijdvl.com]
  • Epidemiology of the most common oral mucosal diseases in children. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2005;10:376-87. 7. Miloglu O, Göregen M, Akgül HM, Acemoglu H.[aihbonline.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution


  • Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology/Diagnosis/Management. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 24.[nlm.nih.gov]
  • Pathophysiology The most commonly affected site is the tongue; however, other oral mucosal soft tissue sites may be affected.[emedicine.com]


  • Prevention There is no way to prevent geographic tongue. Treatment Geographic tongue does not need to be treated. Soreness can be treated with an anesthetic or a steroid applied to the area. Sometimes an antifungal medicine may help.[sabkadentist.com]
  • A 3-year-old boy reported to the Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry for routine dental checkup. Medical history revealed that he was suffering from asthma since last two years.[medcraveonline.com]
  • Covering the full spectrum of health conditions seen in the primary care of children, Pediatric Primary Care, 5th Edition emphasizes both prevention and management from the unique perspective of the Nurse Practitioner.[books.google.de]
  • Preventing Geographic Tongue As geographic tongue can occur due to a vitamin B deficiency, you need to eat more vitamin B-rich foods. This vitamin can even prevent recurrence of patches on your tongue.[top10homeremedies.com]
  • As the cause is dark, the condition is not preventable.[aihbonline.com]

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