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Tongue disease
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Benign migratory glossitis and fissured tongue
ICD-10 K14, Q38.1-Q38.3
ICD-9 529, 750.0-750.1
MeSH D014060

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Tongue diseases can be congenital or acquired.

The condition of the tongue provide information about many other conditions, as in strawberry tongue.

Assessment of the tongue has historically been an important part of a medical examination.[1]

Examples include:

The tongue is examined and observed diagnostically in traditional Chinese medicine. A painful tongue may be an indication of several underlying serious medical conditions[2]

References

  1. Haller JS (1982). "The foul tongue: a 19th century index of disease". West. J. Med. 137 (3): 258–64. PMC 1274095. PMID 6755914. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. "Painful tongue".



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