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Haem Exam
Haem Exam
When examining a patient's haematologic system, remember the three key cell lines and the major manifestations that can result from their derangement: anaemia, infection and bleeding / bruising. The haematology exam is also used to identify signs of malignancy, such as lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly.

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

Associated Diseases

Nutritional Anaemias