Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue

Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue

Authors

  • Cesare Braggio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • Giovanni Bocchialini Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • Luigi Ventura Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • Paolo Carbognani Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • Michele Rusca Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma
  • Luca Ampollini Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University Hospital of Parma http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2225-299X

Keywords:

Black Hairy Tongue, lingua villosa nigra, linezolid

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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08-10-2018

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Linezolid-induced black hairy tongue. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Oct. 8 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];89(3):408-10. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7060