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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Median Rhomboid Glossitis with a Kissing Lesion in the Palate: A Rare Case Report

Preeti Patil, Karthik J Kabbur, Ramnarayan B Krishnaprasad, Sowbhagya M Basavaraju

Keywords : Candidiasis, Central papillary atrophy, Kissing lesion, Median rhomboid glossitis

Citation Information : Patil P, Kabbur KJ, Krishnaprasad RB, Basavaraju SM. Median Rhomboid Glossitis with a Kissing Lesion in the Palate: A Rare Case Report. J Health Sci Res 2019; 10 (1):28-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1080

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Median rhomboid glossitis (MRG), also called central papillary atrophy of the tongue, was initially attributed to be a developmental disorder of the tongue that occurred due to the failure of tuberculum impar to withdraw before the union of the lateral halves of the tongue. However, now it is believed to be a lesion arising due to chronic candidal infection. Occasionally it may be associated with the erythematous lesion on the palate just opposing the tongue lesion, referred to as the kissing lesion. In this article we report a case of median rhomboid glossitis with a palatal kissing lesion in a 30-year-old male patient.

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