Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inflamed Tongue Evaluation

An evaluation of glossitis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with glossitis may include:

The diagnosis of glossitis is made during physical exam. The underlying cause of glossitis is usually confirmed through testing

Tests that may be used to evaluate glossitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Inflamed Tongue References
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