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

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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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier


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.