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Image Number 1402 (Black hairy tongue)


Diagnosis: Black hairy tongue

Site: Tongue

Sex: M

Age: 50


Description: Blackish-brown pigmentation.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: A middle-aged heavy smoker man presented with a blackish hyperpigmented patch on the dorsal surface of the tongue of many years duration. The patient has been advised to quit smoking and to brush the lesion with a teeth brush daily to scrub the hyperpigmented patch.

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