Vol. 22 - Num. 85
aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital General La Mancha Centro. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital General La Mancha Centro. Alcázar de San Juan. Ciudad Real. España.
Correspondence: A González. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reference of this article: Resa Serrano E, González Jimeno A. Black lingual injury in an infant, what is it? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:e31-e34.
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The black hairy tongue is a benign and self-limited pathology, rare in Pediatrics, caused by the colonization of chromogenic bacteria and yeasts and the concomitant presence of exogenous factors. Clinically it is characterized by brownish-black coloration of the lingual dorsum, associated with hypertrophy, hyperkeratosis and elongation of filiform papillae giving the tongue a villous appearance. Its diagnosis is fundamentally clinical, without other complementary studies being necessary. We present a case of a two-month-old baby with black hairy tongue with a good response to topical urea.
Keywords● Black hairy tongue ● Hypertrophy taste buds
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