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Vol. 17 - Num. 67

Clinical Reviews

Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue

Francisco Javier García Martíneza, Inmaculada López Martínb, María Agustina Segurado Rodrígueza

aServicio de Dermatología. Hospital Universitario del Sureste. Arganda del Rey. Madrid. España.
bMédico de Atención Primaria. C.S. Soto del Real. Soto del Real. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: FJ García . E-mail: fjgarcia@aedv.es

Reference of this article: García Martínez FJ, López Martín I, Segurado Rodríguez MA. Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:e205-e207.

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Pigmentation of fungiform papillae (PFP) is considered a physiological condition, although the pathogenesis remains unclear. PPF is relatively common in African or Asian patients. However, this condition does not usually appear reflected in principal dermatology´s textbooks. When the entity is known, its diagnosis is simple and exclusively clinical.


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