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Glossitis: Inflammation of the Tongue

Glossitis is defined as an inflammation of the tongue characterized by a change in the color and texture of the tongue surface. It may appear as a beefy red coloration of the tongue with a smooth, bald texture, while the tongue may be swollen. Geographic tongue, characterized by a map-like appearance of the tongue surface, is the most common type of glossitis. Changes in the tongue appearance are due to the loss of tiny finger-like […]