Black hairy tongue (BHT) is a self-limiting disorder characterized by abnormal hypertrophy and elongation of filiform papillae on the surface of the tongue. The exact mechanism of drug-induced BHT is unknown. Several factors have been implicated and included smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, poor oral hygiene and antibiotics such as tetracyclines and penicillins. We report a quite uncommon case of Linezolid-induced BHT in a patient with a long-lasting history of chest wall infection.

Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue / Braggio, Cesare; Bocchialini, Giovanni; Ventura, Luigi; Carbognani, Paolo; Rusca, Michele; Ampollini, Luca. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 89:3(2018), p. 408-410. [10.23750/abm.v89i3.7060]

Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue

Bocchialini, Giovanni;Ventura, Luigi;Carbognani, Paolo;Rusca, Michele;Ampollini, Luca
2018

Abstract

Black hairy tongue (BHT) is a self-limiting disorder characterized by abnormal hypertrophy and elongation of filiform papillae on the surface of the tongue. The exact mechanism of drug-induced BHT is unknown. Several factors have been implicated and included smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, poor oral hygiene and antibiotics such as tetracyclines and penicillins. We report a quite uncommon case of Linezolid-induced BHT in a patient with a long-lasting history of chest wall infection.
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