Foliate papillae may occasionally become irritated, resulting in an hypertrophy of lymphoid tissue. This condition has been described in the literature as foliate papillitis and has been reported to occur in adults. We describe here an unusual case of foliate papillitis in a 9-year-old girl. Clinically the patient presented a pronounced enlargement of one foliate papilla.
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The tongue is a muscular organ that responsible for taste sensation. Taste buds act as receptors for taste elements that are sweet, bitter, salty, sour and spicy. There are four types of papillae differ in their shape, location and histology which are Filiform papillae, Fungiform papillae, Circumvallate papillae, Foliate papillae. They appear as elongated folds, leaf-like ridges, present in groups on each side at the back of the tongue. They are located at a high-risk site for oral cancer and as they have high tendency to swell, they may be misdiagnosed as tumors.
Papillitis means inflammation of papillae of the tongue. Foliate Papillitis refers to inflammation of foliate papillae. They appear swollen and red in color. Incidence: Foliate Papillitis considered as common inflammation.
Foliate papillae occasionally become inflamed or irritated, red in color, with associated enlargement and tenderness pain with pressure. These areas are enlarged, swollen and somewhat lobular with an intact overlying mucosa. It may occur as result of mechanical irritation to the site of papillae, or as result of upper respiratory tract infection.
These lead to abnormal growth and increase of lingual tonsils Reactive hyperplasia of lymphoid tissue in deep crypts of foliate papillae. Diagnosis is done by history history of mechanical irritation to papillae site or history of upper respiratory tract infection or by clinical features inflammation of area, tenderness and color.
Differentiate from carcinoma. If carcinoma is suspected, a biopsy is mandatory. So reassure the patient as there is nothing to worry about. Now search and treat the cause.
If it occurs as result of mechanical irritation as sharp tooth, just smooth the sharp edges. If it occurs as result of upper respiratory infection, deal with the infection with suitable treatment.
Enlarged Papillae (Tongue Bumps): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Special Offers. The tongue is covered in hundreds of tiny bumps called papillae. There are four types of papillae — filiform, fungiform, circumvallate and foliate — and each has a role to play. The filiform papillae cover two-thirds of the tongue, and they help you chew and talk. The fungiform papillae located at the tip of the tongue contain taste buds. The back third of the tongue is home to the larger circumvallate papillae that also contain taste buds. The fourth type of papillae, the foliate papillae, are located on the sides of the tongue.
Foliate Papillitis Occurring in a Child: A Case Report
The tongue is a muscular organ that responsible for taste sensation. Taste buds act as receptors for taste elements that are sweet, bitter, salty, sour and spicy. There are four types of papillae differ in their shape, location and histology which are Filiform papillae, Fungiform papillae, Circumvallate papillae, Foliate papillae. They appear as elongated folds, leaf-like ridges, present in groups on each side at the back of the tongue.
Foliate Papillitis: Clinical features, Etiology, Diagnosis, Management
So, All of authors and contributors must check their papers before submission to making assurance of following our anti-plagiarism policies. Due to increasing awareness about oral cancer and concern for own health, any lump in the oral cavity is often served with suspicion. Foliate papillitis is one of the painful swellings located at the posterior lateral margin of the tongue. Foliate papilla is covered by thin muosa, which when inflamed ruptures exposing the underlying foliate papilla. These exposed papilla may get secondarily infection leading to pain and swelling.
Lingual papillae singular papilla are the small, nipple -like structures on the upper surface of the tongue that give it its characteristic rough texture. The four types of papillae on the human tongue have different structures and are accordingly classified as circumvallate or vallate , fungiform, filiform, and foliate. All except the filiform papillae are associated with taste buds. In living subjects, lingual papillae are more readily seen when the tongue is dry. Filiform papillae are the most numerous of the lingual papillae. They are responsible for giving the tongue its texture and are responsible for the sensation of touch.