Home > Journals > Minerva Stomatologica > Past Issues > Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6) > Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6):213-8

CURRENT ISSUE
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

MINERVA STOMATOLOGICA

A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery


Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index


eTOC

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLES  


Minerva Stomatologica 2001 June;50(6):213-8

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Geographic tongue (migrant glossitis) and psoriasis

Femiano F.


PDF  


Background. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of geographic tongue to psoriasis.
Methods. We report a comparative study on two groups of patients: the first (20 patients) with cutaneous psoriasis and lesions of the oral mucosa similar to geographic tongue; the second (20 patients), with benign migratory glossitis only. Biopsy samples of the lingual mucosa were taken from both groups.
Results. The histologic examination of oral biopsies from the first groups showed typical features of psoriasis. The second group showed the same features of psoriasis in 80% of patients.
Conclusions. The clinical and histopathologic findings support the hypothesis that migrant glossitis can be considered an expression of oral psoriasis.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail