Why Do People Get Geographic Tongue

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The Q and your response on the PubMed articel on cortisol and geographic tongue

Dr. Pierone:I am a bit confused by a Q to you (which consisted of an extensive PubMed quote)and your answer.Basically, the quote suggested high cortisol levels for HIV infected people as well as chronic geographic tongue. You seemed to validate both...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...thing for someone with HIV and did not mean to imply that abnormal cortisol levels are commonly seen in HIV. With regard to geographic tongue, it is an uncommon condition (and I have looked at a lot of HIV infected patient tongues over the... Read more »

Geographic Tongue

In a previously answered question you said the Geographic Tongue is not related to HIV. I went to... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can someone explain to me what geographic tongue is? Are white lesions a sign of geographic tongue? And has anyone on this board experinced white lesions before? Read more »

geographic tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi there, all. So, I have geographic tongue which seems to be a benign condition. However, I read on the Johns Hopkins site that geographic tongue is an unusual form of Read more »

weird oral problem

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...physician did a cbc and a iron deficiency check on my blood work and all came back fine,he said something about glossitis or geographic tongue, is this any symptom of hiv?would not other problems have risen by now or even this problem got more... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
about 1 yr ago i had unprotected sex ,my problem is the tip of my tongue gets red at times and my whole tongue is cracked everywhere, top, sides, etc,,,,,when i eat sometimes it really gets red,no matter what i eat but after a while the redness goes... Read more »
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