Treating Geographic Tongue
I he differential diagnosis of OHl must consider white lesions of the mucosa, which include dysplasia, carcinoma, frictional and idiopathic keratosis, lichen planus, tobacco-related leukoplakia, psoriasiform lesions (e.g., geographic tongue), and hyperplastic candidiasis. Ihe microscopic confirmation of Olll of the tongue in a high-risk patient is considered to be a specific early sign of HIV infection and a strong indicator that the patient will develop AIDS.,S However, earlier diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection appears to have resulted in a marked reduction in occurrence of Olll although incidence studies have not been performed. Prior to the advent ol cllective therapy for IIIV, survival analysis indicated that of HIV-infected patients with hairy leukoplakia would develop AIDS within months,44 and the number of patients with hairy leukoplakia who eventually developed AIDS approached I00 .4
Fissured Tongue Fissures may appear in the tongue with increasing age. Their appearance has led to the alternate term, scrotal tongue. Although food debris may accumulate in the crevices and become irritating, a fissured tongue usually has little significance. Geographic Tongue The dorsum of a geographic tongue shows scattered smooth red areas that are denuded of papillae. Together with the normal rough and coated areas, they give a maplike pattern that changes over time. Of unknown cause, the condition is benign.
Certain signs found on examination may prompt a work-up for anemia. Conjunctival pallor is recommended as a reliable sign of anemia in the elderly. Other signs may suggest a specific cause of anemia. Glossitis, decreased vibratory and positional senses, ataxia, paresthesia, confusion, dementia, and pearly gray hair at an early age are signs suggestive of vitamin Bp-deficiency anemia. Folate deficiency can cause similar signs, except for the neurologic deficits. Profound iron deficiency may produce koilonychias.
The evaluation of the patient who presents with fever and a rash is a very common problem that often frustrates and confuses beginning clinicians, partly because of their unfamiliarity with many typical rash patterns, and partly because the rash may be an incidental nonspecific finding (as in miliaria or heat rash), may be a sign of serious, even fatal illness (as in the purpuric rash of meningococcemia), or may be the pathognomonic finding that yields the diagnosis, as in the case of the erythema migrans rash of Lyme disease. Table 23-1 lists some important clinical features of systemic febrile syndromes associated with rash. Lyme disease is diagnosed by the clinical presentation of the patient and can be verified by serologic tests at the earliest 6 weeks after the initial infection thus, the patient's history is the key to the diagnosis. Lyme disease can present in three different stages early localized (stage 1), early disseminated (stage 2), and late disease (stage 3). The early...
Summary A young man presents with a peripheral facial nerve palsy occurring in the setting of a febrile illness associated with arthralgias, myalgias, neck stiffness, and an erythematous annular plaque at his waistline. He recently went on a camping trip, but he shows no specific tick or other arthropod exposure. The rash is consistent with erythema migrans, the distinctive lesion of early Lyme disease, and all of the clinical features are consistent with that disease.
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