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Haem Exam

The Patient
The Hands
The Arms
The Face
The Neck
The Chest
The Abdomen
The Pelvis
The Back
The Legs

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