Hairy Tongue

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Hairy Tongue

Hairy tongue is a condition in which the the central top portion of the tongue presents with an abnormal coloring.  Although the abnormal coating is typically black in color, brown, yellow, and green discoloration has been described.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hairy Tongue" returned 14 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Black hairy tongue during interferon therapy for hepatitis C.
 

Author(s): Juan P Arab, José I Vargas, Carolina Morales, Marco Arrese

Journal: Ann Hepatol. ;14(3):414-5.

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015

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Linezolid induced black hairy tongue.
 

Author(s): Govindan Balaji, B Maharani, Velappan Ravichandran, Thiyagarajan Parthasarathi

Journal: Indian J Pharmacol. ;46(6):653-4.

 

Black hairy tongue (BHT) also called as lingua villosa nigra, is a self limiting benign condition characterized by hypertrophy and elongation of filiform papillae of tongue with brown or black discoloration. Smoking, poor oral hygiene, xerostomia, using peroxide containing mouth washes, ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2014

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Unilateral clear hairy tongue sign.
 

Author(s): Péricles Maranhão-Filho, Hélio Ferreira Lopes

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Dec;71(12):976.

 

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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The terms "Hairy Tongue" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Black hairy tongue syndrome.
 

Author(s): Grigoriy E Gurvits, Amy Tan

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Aug;20(31):10845-50.

 

Black hairy tongue (BHT) is a benign medical condition characterized by elongated filiform lingual papillae with typical carpet-like appearance of the dorsum of the tongue. Its prevalence varies geographically, typically ranging from 0.6% to 11.3%. Known predisposing factors include ...

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2014

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