Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue: Co-existence of two patterns in the same patient and associated dental pigmentation


Kavak A. , Topkarci Z., Gur E. E. , Erdogan B., Yemisci A.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.55, no.1, pp.45-47, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.galenos.2020.75010
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-47

Abstract

This report presents a case of pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue (PFPT) in a 12-year-old girl. She had type 1 and 2 PFPT. Diffuse, patchy tongue pigmentation seen in our patient might be a racial pigmentation or a component of PFPT. We also discussed whether the associated dental pigmentation could be an incidental finding or chromogenic bacteria or previous oral iron treatment might have a role in PFPT.