Inflammatory (non-infectious) lesions
Reviewer: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 June 2013, last major update February 2013
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- Benign disorder characterized by deep grooves or fissures on dorsal and lateral surfaces of tongue
- May have true fissure with ulceration
- Grooves get deeper and more prominent with age
- 50% also have geographic tongue
- Associated with Down syndrome, Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, psoriasis, Sjögren syndrome, chronic granulomatous disease (CMAJ 2012;184:E241)
- Also called furrowed tongue, lingua plicata, plicated tongue, scrotal tongue
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