|Black Hairy Tongue
(Lingua Villosa Nigra)
What is Black Hairy Tongue?
Black Hairy Tongue is the name given to the appearance of
an abnormal coating of the tongue.
It is a benign disorder characterised by thickening of the
filiform papillæ (these are mushroom-shaped projections
covering most of the top surface of the tongue) of the
tongue. A brownish-black discoloration of the papillæ
|Last Updated 26th December 2014