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Other Names for this Disease
- Benign migratory glossitis
- Ectopic geographic tongue
- Erythema migrans
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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. Geographic tongue is a condition that causes lesions on the tongue that resemble
Last updated: 7/9/2013
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