Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

White strawberry tongue

White strawberry tongue

History

            Within 24-48 hours from the onset of scarlet fever the tongue has a white coating through which reddened, hypertrophied papillae project, giving the so-called white strawberry tongue appearance. By the fourth or fifth day the coating disappears, the tongue is bright red, and the red strawberry tongue remains. The presented case of a toddler with a classical white strawberry tongue appearance.