Lengua negra peluda

La lengua negra peluda se produce cuando las papilas (prominencias en forma de dedo ubicadas en la superficie de la lengua) no se desprenden como normalmente lo hacen y en consecuencia, a medida que la longitud de la papila aumenta, se acumulan los desechos y las bacterias, dando una apariencia lanuda y de color oscuro. Esta condición puede estar relacionada con el uso de antibióticos.Lengua negra peluda

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Last reviewed 3/22/2013 by Ashutosh Kacker, MD, BS, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Associate Attending Otolaryngologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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