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Median Rhomboid Glossitis

  • A condition in which a reddish patch (often diamond shaped) forms in the midline of the dorsal surface of the tongue. This central area of the tongue has no filiform papillae.
  • Cause
    The aetiology is unknown.
  • However, it was traditionally thought that Median Rhomboid Glossitis was a developmental abnormality (failure of Tuberculum impar to retract before fusion of the lateral halves of the tongue.

Recently, Candida has been implicated.

  • Tests
    A Candidal swab.
    An excision biopsy will help to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Treatment
    Once a diagnosis has been made no treatment is needed.

The prognosis for this condition is very good.

      Complications – Candidal infestation.


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