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Strawberry Tongue in Kawasaki Disease
Strawberry Tongue in Kawasaki Disease
Strawberry Tongue in Kawasaki Disease

Strawberry tongue describes a red tongue with small "seeds." The tiny thread-like projections (papillae) on the tongue shed or slough off and the mushroom-shaped projections remain, which form the "seeds of the strawberry." Strawberry tongue may also be the first sign of scarlet fever.

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