Sep 18, 2005
What is a geographic tongue?
Response from Dr. Young
Geographic tongue is a normal (or non-pathological) variation in the appearance of the tongue-- shedding of the normal layers of the tongue sometimes occurs in patches, resulting in areas of white tissue. In geographic tongue the white patches are more prominent and variable in location--looking at times like a map, hence the name. BY
recent infection/swollen glands/high viral load
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