Geographic tongue

From IKE
Jump to: navigation, search

Geographic tongue (aka benign migratory glossitis) is a completely benign and harmless localized loss of papillae of the tongue that occurs in 2% of the population. Geographic tongue changes shape from day to day, much like Odo. It is idiopathic, though it is thought to have hereditary characteristics, since it often clusters in families.

There is no treatment or need for treatment with this condition.