Fissured tongue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – a case report

Kocovski, Darko (2016) Fissured tongue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – a case report. Guident, 10 (6). pp. 38-40. ISSN 0976 - 2248


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Fissured tongue is painless benign anatomical variation of normal tongue, when the tongue has grooves on the dorsal and lateral side. This study shows the case of a young patient who goes to an examination due to grooves on the tongue. The patient has rheumatoid arthritis and xserostomia. On the patients’ tongue can be seen epithelising grooves in various sizes and depth. Besides aesthetic appearance, the patient says that he feels no pain and no other difficulties. It was found that the patient has a fissured tongue, which is a normal variation of a normal tongue. For therapy, it was given vitamin B-12, regular brushing of the tongue and rinsing the mouth with a mouth washing solution. After several months, a reduction in the grooves and the depth of the grooves was noticed. Key words: fissured tongue, rheumatoid arthritis, tongue, xserostomia

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 11:29
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 11:29

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