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Hairy tongue: Introduction

Hairy tongue: Discoloration and hairy appearance of the tongue often due to factors such as poor oral hygiene and use of antibiotics. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hairy tongue is available below.

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Definitions of Hairy tongue:

A benign condition of the tongue characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae that give the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance. The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black, depending upon staining by substances such as tobacco, food, or drugs. (Dorland, 27th ed) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Hairy tongue is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hairy tongue, or a subtype of Hairy tongue, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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