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The Tongue

February 15th, 2021
On this page:Atrophic Glossitis

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
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