Search Results for: geographic tongue

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Geographic tongue / Benign migratory glossitis / Annulus migrans: Overview

…e border are intermittently visible on the dorsal and lateral tongue. Geographic tongue is diagnosed by clinical appearance, and is usually asymptomatic, requiring no treatment. It is most commonly an isolated finding but may be seen in psoriasis and…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Key Points

…d usually presents as corrugated white plaques of the lateral tongue. OHL is a clinical manifestation of immunosuppression and classically presents in the setting of HIV infection. OHL is a chronic condition that is managed over time rather than cure…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Oral hairy leukoplakia Differential diagnosis Oral candidiasis Geographic tongue Syphilitic mucous patches Oral Graft-versus-host-disease Lichen planus of the tongue

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Clinical Cases

…240) Presents for evaluation and management of long-standing “tongue ulcers” with concern for herpes simplex virus or candidal infection Initial evaluation Thin appearing adult male Bilateral tongue with thick, adherent white hyperkeratotic corrugate…

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Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Clinical Case

…aining birth control pill in the past year Initial evaluation Geographic patches of hyperpigmentation The diagnosis of moderate melasma is discussed; recommend referral back to gynecologist to discuss alternative contraceptive options Prescription fo…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…t throughout life. Clinically, they are brightly erythematous geographic patches. With time, typically in adulthood, these lesions will dull in color and may develop eczematous inflammation, hypertrophy, and/or a papillated or cobblestoned surface. M…

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Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Initial Evaluation

…Clinical images show homogeneously hyperpigmented macules and geographic or irregular patches typically located on forehead, zygomatic cheeks, upper cutaneous lip, and nose. Central facial involvement is most common but mandibular involvement may als…

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Spider Bites: Key Points

…der in US   Brown recluse spiders are limited to certain geographic regions; in the USA, they are found in the Midwest, South, and Southeast (specifically: southeastern Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky,…

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Leishmaniasis: Overview

…therapy is significantly related to the causative species and geographic area in which the infection was acquired. Leishmaniasis occurs in three forms: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral. Only the therapy of cutaneous leishmaniasis is discussed h…

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