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Moeller glossitis

Definition

noun

A condition characterized by a smooth, glossy, erythematous, edematous tongue that is generally painful.


Supplement

The tongue appears smooth because of loss of filiform and fungiform papillae. This condition occurs during a vitamin B deficiency, such as in pellagra, and certain disorders like pernicious anemia.


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