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Haem Exam

The Tongue


Atrophic Glossitis

    • Look For

    • A smooth tongue, due to loss of texture.
    • Significance

    • May be an indicator of iron, B12 or folate deficiency.
    • Causes of Atrophic Glossitis

    • Use of dentures
    • Iron deficiency
    • B12 / folate deficiency
    • Oestrogen deficiency
Last updated on January 1st, 2017