Haem Exam


The Patient

The Hands

The Arms

The Face

The Neck

The Chest

The Abdomen

The Pelvis

The Back

The Legs

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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