Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Page: 1-3
Benign Migratory Glossitis: Case Report and Literature Review
Sarfaraz Khan, Oral Surgery Department, Pakistani Field Hospital, Darfur, Sudan
Syed Asif Haider Shah, Military Dental Centre, Combined Military Hospital, Gujranwala, Pakistan
Muhammad Ishaq, Department of Dermatology, Pakistani Field Hospital, Darfur, Sudan
Received: Dec. 28, 2017;       Accepted: Jan. 29, 2018;       Published: Mar. 2, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcoms.20180401.11      View  972      Downloads  61
Abstract
Benign migratory glossitis (BMG) is a benign, usually asymptomatic mucosal lesion of dorsal surface of the tongue, characterized by depapillated erythematous patches separated by white irregular borders. Etiology of BMG is unknown. Risk factors include psoriasis, fissured tongue, diabetes mellitus, hypersensitivity and psychological factors. We report BMG in an Egyptian soldier of UN peace keeping force, with stress as a possible etiological factor and provide literature review of this disorder. Symptomatic cases need to be treated by use of corticosteroids for relief of symptoms, along with correction of the cause.
Keywords
Geographic Tongue, Benign Migratory Glossitis, Erythema Migrans
To cite this article
Sarfaraz Khan, Syed Asif Haider Shah, Muhammad Ishaq, Benign Migratory Glossitis: Case Report and Literature Review, International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcoms.20180401.11
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