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Which of the following is an abnormality of the tongue caused exclusively by antibiotic therapy and characterized as a yellow, brown, or black tongue with elongated papillae?



A. Candidiasis
B. Hairy Leukoplakia
C. Leukoplakia
D. Glossitis
E. Ankyloglossia

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N312 Ear, Nose, and Throat
Asked by Garfield, Last updated: Jan 28, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Hairy leukoplakia-option a is a thick, white coating of the tongue that reveals a raw, red surface when scraped off which is caused by aids, excessive etoh use, tobacco, cocaine, immune system depression, or changes in the normal flora of the mouth. option c is a white patch on the tongue which can not be scraped off caused by cancerous or benign lesions, aids, etoh use, or poor fitting dentures. option d is a smooth, red tongue without papillae which is caused by b12, iron, or niacin deficiency. option e is a short linguial frenulum caused by a congenital abnormality.
 

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