A patient presented with the following tongue condition ,what is the most probable diagnosis ?
A. Atrophic Glossitis
B. Geographic Tongue
C. Rhomboid Glossitis
D. Strawberry Tongue
- Atrophic glossitis, also known as bald tongue, smooth tongue, Hunter glossitis, Moeller glossitis, or Möller-Hunter glossitis, is a condition characterized by a smooth glossy tongue that is often tender/painful, caused by complete atrophy of the lingual papillae (depapillation).
- The dorsal tongue surface may be affected totally, or in patches, and may be associated with a burning sensation, pain and/or erythema.
- Atrophic glossitis is a non-specific finding, and has a great many causes, usually related to iron-deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia, B vitamin complex deficiencies, unrecognized and untreated celiac disease (which often presents without gastrointestinal symptoms),or other factors such as xerostomia (dry mouth).