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. 2017; 2(1): 23-25

Black hairy tongue: a case series

Yasemin Korkut; Nazlı Dizen namdar.

Introduction:  Black hairy tongue occurs as a result of
inability desquamation and hyperthrophy of filiforme papilla on the dorsum of
the tongue which also cause as the creation of velvety plaques.Case
 Four patients with black hairy tongue
who were referred to our clinic with different complaints were presented as
cases. Discussion: Although
the etiopathogenesis of the black hairy louse is not completely known, many
predisposing factors have been proposed. Prevention of triggering factors, the
regulation of food and water, mechanical cleaning of the language is important
in the treatment of black hairy tongue. Medical treatment includes antiseptic
solutions, topical tretinoin.

Conclusion:  Family physicians should consider that in
first-stage smokers patients may rarely develop black hairy language.

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