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Bald tongue

Definition
noun
A condition characterized by a smooth, glossy, erythematous, edematous tongue that is generally painful.
Supplement
The tongue appears smooth because of loss of filiform and fungiform papillae. This condition occurs during a vitamin B deficiency, such as in pellagra, and certain disorders like pernicious anemia.
Synonyms:

  • hunter glossitis
  • Moeller glossitis

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