Strawberry tongue

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Strawberry tongue is the appearance of tongue with inflamed red papillae, giving an appearance of strawberry. It is seen in Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome, and Scarlet fever. It may mimic glossitis of B12 vitamin deficiency.[1]


  1. Gary Williams, and Murray Katcher. "Skin Lesions:Strawberry Tongue". Primary Care Dermatology Module (University of Wisconsin Madison). Retrieved 2007-08-14.