International Journal of Oral Health & Dental Management

Abstract

Geographic Tongue: The Waging Wanderlust of the Oral Cavity – A Case Report

Geon Pauly, Roopashri Rajesh Kashyap, Raghavendra Kini, Prasanna Kumar Rao, Gowri P Bhandarkar, Dhanya S Rao.

Geographic tongue is a benign recurrent condition of uncertain aetiology affecting the tongue characterized by loss of epithelium especially filiform papillae giving a characteristic appearance. The clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic to painful and burning ulceration. The condition is commonly seen in adults but few cases are reported in children. Hereby, we present a case of asymptomatic geographic tongue in 5-year-old male child and with insight on its clinical picture and management.