Fissured geographic tongue evolving in the COVID-19 process: A case report
Keywords:COVID-19, fissured tongue, geographic tongue, SARS-CoV-2
The mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 affect different organs and systems, resulting in different clinical manifestations. Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis) is an oral lesion of immunological origin, the etiology of which is not known exactly, and occurs as a result of desquamation of the filiform papillae on the dorsal surface of the tongue. Oral involvement may accompany the current clinical manifestations in COVID-19 patients. In this article, a case of fissured geographic tongue evolving during the COVID-19 process is presented.
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