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Median rhomboid glossitis

Median rhomboid glossitis

Median rhomboid glossitis is characterized by the presence of a round or oval protuberance at the back of the tongue. This prominent area is devoid of papillae, smooth and shows an intense red color distinguishing from the surrounding area.

Usually this condition appears as a consequence of a lack of oral hygiene or smoking.

Most of the times, it is free of symptoms.



Mycological tests are required, followed by antifungal treatment – median rhomboid glossitis being assimilated with chronic candidiasis.

Most of the times the lesion is reversable with proper treatment.

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