Clinical features of Hairy Tongue

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Clinical features of Hairy Tongue

  •  Elongated, hyperkeratotic filiform papillae on tongue dorsum producing a “furred” to “hairy” texture
  •  Color varies from tan to brownish yellow to black depending upon diet, drugs, chromogenic organisms
  •  Symptoms usually minimal; may produce gagging or tickling sensation on palate

Diagnosis

  •  Clinical features
  •  Culture or cytologic studies not helpful

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