Deformity of the tongue in an infant: Riga-Fede disease.

@article{Eley2010DeformityOT,
  title={Deformity of the tongue in an infant: Riga-Fede disease.},
  author={Karen A. Eley and Pauline A Watt-Smith and S. R. Watt-Smith},
  journal={Paediatrics & child health},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={581-2}
}
Riga-Fede is the rare condition of benign ulceration caused by repetitive trauma to the lingual tissues by the teeth in children younger than two years of age. The differential diagnosis includes infective and neoplastic conditions. Histological diagnosis is required when the symptoms fail to resolve with standard management. The case involving an 11-month-old girl who presented with ulceration of the tongue, resulting in a reasonable defect of the tongue tip, is reported in the present article… CONTINUE READING