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.
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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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