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Other Names for this Disease
- Benign migratory glossitis
- Ectopic geographic tongue
- Erythema migrans
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Geographic tongue is a condition that causes lesions on the tongue that resemble psoriasis of the skin. The lesions may also occasionally occur in the mucosa of the mouth and labia; this condition is called areata migrans. The lesions typically disappear from one area and move to another. 
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- DermNet NZ by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated has an information page on geographical tongue. You can read more about the condition by visiting the link below.
- MedlinePlus, a Web site designed by the National Library of Medicine to help you research your health questions, provides more information about this topic. Click on the link to view this information.
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. Click on the link to view this information. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) offers printed materials on this topic. We recommend calling toll-free at 877-226-4267 to request a copy of this information.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Geographic tongue. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Geographic tongue. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.