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Hairy tongue


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lingua villosa
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Overview


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. [1]
Last updated: 6/24/2008

References

  1. Mcgrath EE, Bardsley P, Basran G. Black hairy tongue: What is your call?. Canadian Medical Association Journal. April 2008;
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