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Brocq-Pautrier syndrome

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Syndrome characterized by a somewhat rhomboid reddish smooth, and shiny lesion of area on the midline of base of tongue, smooth and devoid of papillae, or elevated and nodular, with some opalescent spots, occurring at about the middle third or circumvallate papillae of the tongue. Asymptomatic or burning while eating spicy foods and dryness of mouth. Syndrome becomes clinically manifest in 3rd or 4th decade or later. A congenital disorder of noninflammatory origin present in 0,3 % of population.


  • L. Brocq, L. M. Pautrier:
    Glossite losangique m├ędiane de la face dorsale de la langue.
    Annales de dermatologie et de syphilographie, Paris, 1914, 5: 1-18.

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