benign migratory glossitis

benign migratory glossitis
a condition of the tongue, of unknown etiology, characterized by annular areas of desquamation of the filiform papillae on the dorsal surface of the tongue, usually presenting pinkish-red central lesions outlined by thin, yellowish lines or bands that change patterns and shift location every few days. Called also g. areata exfoliativa, g. migrans, erythema areata migrans, erythema migrans, and geographic tongue.

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