Signs
 

Tongue Ulcers

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Overview

    • Look For

    • Ulcers on the tongue, noting their number, size, colour and distribution.
    • Causes of Tongue Ulcers

    • Trauma - mechanical / chemical / radiation
    • Aphthous stomatitis
    • Dermatoses - pemphigus, lichen planus, erythema multiforme
    • Infection - herpes simplex (cold sore), coxsackie (hand, foot and mouth), syphilis, bacterial, candidiasis
    • Rheumatological - SLE, Reiter’s syndrome
    • GIT - Crohn’s disease, coeliac disease
    • Drugs - antineoplastics
    • Malignancy
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