Oral problems increase with age because of the modifications of oral mucosa and the simultaneous presence of other diseases. Geographic tongue is not classified as a true disease but many Authors consider it as an oral sign of psoriasis. In this work the Authors report the case of a 77 years old patient with a geographic tongue. Anamnesis and examination let us to diagnose psoriasis of the scalp. Histological examination of tongue lesion showed psoriasis, while mycological test revealed a coexistence of candidosis. Blood tests discovered an unknown Hepatitis C In medical literature many Authors relate geographic tongue to psoriasis, while others discovered a high prevalence of Hepatitis C in psoriatic patients. In the light of our observation we intend in the future to check a big group of patients with geographic tongue to appraise the possibility that this particular manifestation could be retained an expression of a general disease like Hepatitis C.
|Translated title of the contribution||Geographic tongue associated with psoriasis and Hepatitis C: A case report|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery