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can lyme cause geographic tongue to flare up?

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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Not known: The cause of geographic tongue is unknown but one term used to describe it, oral erythema migrans is very similar to the term used to describe skin lesions of lyme's disease, erythema chronicum migrans. That semantic similarity may suggest a closer relationship than has been shown thus far by research.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Lyme should not do this. However; psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis/reiter's syndrome has been associated with this.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014
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