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Geographic tongue


Other Names for this Disease

  • Benign migratory glossitis
  • Ectopic geographic tongue
  • Erythema migrans
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  • How long does geographic tongue typically last?  Does it usually persist for the rest of a person's life or will it eventually resolve? Click here for answer

  • I believe that I may have geographic tongue.  Is there treatment for the condition?  At what age do symptoms of the condition typically start?  I have a family history of psoriasis.  Is geographic tongue related to psoriasis?  Are the two conditions genetic?  Is genetic counseling appropriate for geographic tongue and psoriasis?  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Benign migratory glossitis
  • Ectopic geographic tongue
  • Erythema migrans
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.