Bald Tongue (Atrophic Glossitis)

Atrophic Glossitis (Bald Tongue)

Atrophic Glossitis

The most frequent cause of atrophic glossitis is poor nutrition.  In this case, an alcoholic who’s diet contained a lack of folic acid and other B vitamins presented with a red beefy tongue lacking in filiform papillae.

For much more information on this problem click on the image above or click here.