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What is strawberry tongue?

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Strawberry, or raspberry, tongue isn't a condition. It's a symptom of different conditions or disorders. Your tongue is swollen and bumpy and usually looks red, but it can be white.

From: What Is Strawberry Tongue? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shandro, J. Cambridge University Press, 2011. A Practical Guide to Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Caring for Children in the Emergency Department,

Mayo Clinic: "Kawasaki Disease," "Thalassemia," "Scarlet Fever."

Fleisher, G. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002. Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Toxic Shock Syndrome."

Quigley, E. , Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004. Neuro-gastroenterology

Pediatric Dental Health: "Food Allergy and Sensitivity in Children."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Pernicious Anemia."

Stanford Medicine: "The Tongue in Diagnosis."

American Family Physician: "Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Shandro, J. Cambridge University Press, 2011. A Practical Guide to Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Caring for Children in the Emergency Department,

Mayo Clinic: "Kawasaki Disease," "Thalassemia," "Scarlet Fever."

Fleisher, G. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002. Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Toxic Shock Syndrome."

Quigley, E. , Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004. Neuro-gastroenterology

Pediatric Dental Health: "Food Allergy and Sensitivity in Children."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Pernicious Anemia."

Stanford Medicine: "The Tongue in Diagnosis."

American Family Physician: "Common Tongue Conditions in Primary Care."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 23, 2018

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