Hairy Tongue

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A. Hairy tongue. B. Brown hairy tongue.

To read about hairy tongue in context, click here: 

Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, 8e: Chapter 76. Biology and Pathology of the Oral Cavity 

Additional readings about hairy tongue:

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 4e: Chapter 6. Oral Conditions

The Color Atlas of Family Medicine, 2e: Chapter 37. Black Hairy Tongue

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.