Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Clinical Image
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 09;3(2):164-65
Dahhouki S1*, Issoual K1, Bennani M1, Douhi Z1, Elloudi S1, Baybay H1, Mernissi FZ1
1Department of Dermatology, Hassan II Hospital University, Fez, Morocco
Corresponding Author: Sara Dahhouki
Address: Department of Dermatology, Hassan II Hospital University, Fez, Morocco.
Received date: 03 June 2020; Accepted date: 30 June 2020; Published date: 09 July 2020
Citation: Dahhouki S, Issoual K, Bennani M, Douhi Z, Elloudi S, Baybay H, Mernissi FZ. Pigmented Fungiform Papillae of the Tongue: Clinic and Dermoscopy. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 09;3(2):164-65.
Copyright © 2020 Dahhouki S, Issoual K, Bennani M, Douhi Z, Elloudi S, Baybay H, Mernissi FZ. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Fungiform Papillae, Tongue, Dermoscopy
Fungiform papillae, primarily located on the tip and lateral border, or dorsum surface of the tongue and intertwined with the filiform papillae, are mushroom-shaped epithelial elevations composed of taste buds at the upper surface overlying a core of connective tissue. Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue is a benign condition more common in dark-skinned adults and children, is characterized by localized hyperpigmentation which is confined to these structures. We report a case of 26 year-old-woman with pigmented fungiform papillae.