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24 Possible Causes for Black Tongue, Heavy Metal Poisoning

  • Ingestion of Bismuth

    Epidemiology Heavy metal poisoning is rare in the UK, even in industries where there is an increased risk. [ 1 ] The most common cause of heavy metal poisoning is lead.[patient.info] Black tongue secondary to bismuth subsalicylate: Case report and review of exogenous causes of macular lingual pigmentation. J Drugs Dermatol . 2009;8(12):1132–5.[acgcasereports.gi.org] […] stool Common (1% to 10%): Black tongue Frequency not reported : Nausea, vomiting [ Ref ] References 1.[drugs.com]

  • Gingivostomatitis

    Ankyloglossia Black hairy tongue Caviar tongue Crenated tongue Cunnilingus tongue Fissured tongue Foliate papillitis Glossitis Geographic tongue Median rhomboid glossitis[en.wikipedia.org] Lips Cheilitis Actinic Angular Plasma cell Cleft lip Congenital lip pit Eclabium Herpes labialis Macrocheilia Microcheilia Nasolabial cyst Sun poisoning Trumpeter's wart Tongue[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Aphthous Stomatitis

    Poisoning with heavy metals, such as lead or mercury, can also cause stomatitis. Symptoms.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Psychotropic agent-induced black hairy tongue. Cutis. 2000;66:25–6. 21. Sarti GM, Haddy RI, Schaffer D, Kihm J. Black hairy tongue. Am Fam Physician. 1990;41:1751–5. 22.[aafp.org] […] and burned black bile types.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    […] discoloration to the tongue Mycophenolate (CellCept) Damage to the fetus in pregnant women Penicillamine (Cuprimine) Kidney damage Serious, even fatal, blood disorders Liver[rxlist.com] Minocycline (Minocin) Rectal and/or vaginal itching Diarrhea Changes in skin color including increased susceptibility to sunburn Hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in ears) Black[rxlist.com]

  • Thallium Poisoning

    […] of assessing multiple elements in the medico-legal investigation of suspicious heavy metal poisonings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] with redness of the tip of the tongue, and stomatitis .[dermnetnz.org] "To my knowledge, this is the first use of mass spectrometry to reconstitute the timeline of a prolonged case of intentional heavy metal poisoning," Ash said.[sciencedaily.com]

  • Chronic Cadmium Poisoning

    Epidemiology Heavy metal poisoning is rare in the UK, even in industries where there is an increased risk. [ 1 ] The most common cause of heavy metal poisoning is lead.[patient.info] […] coloration of the tongue Detectable in blood and urine Welder's lung None References: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Arsenic Sources of exposure Metal smelting ;, pesticides, herbicides[amboss.com] When ingested or inhaled, cadmium can cause heavy metal poisoning symptoms of severe stomach and lung irritation.[healthblurbs.com]

  • Cardiac Dyskinesia

    metal poisoning ('hatter's shakes' from mercury).[patient.info] TD is a disorder affecting certain muscles in the body, resulting in involuntary, repetitive body movements that may include grimacing, sticking out the tongue or smacking[drugwatch.com] […] physiological tremor, exaggerated physiological tremor - eg, in thyrotoxicosis, anxiety states, alcohol abuse, drugs (eg, sympathomimetics, antidepressants, valproate, lithium), heavy[patient.info]

  • Ameloblastoma

    metal poisoning -- Soft tissue pigmentation -- Melanoma -- SECTION 3 Systemic disease in dentistry -- 27.[worldcat.org] Tongue disorders -- Normal structures -- Furred tongue -- Foliate papillae -- Lingual varicosities -- Erythema migrans -- Lingual papillitis -- Hairy tongue and black hairy[worldcat.org] Melanoacanthoma -- Post-inflammatory pigmentation -- Syndromes with oral pigmentation -- Other localised pigmented lesions -- Amalgam and other tattoos -- Lead line and heavy[worldcat.org]

  • Adamantinoma

    metal poisoning -- Soft tissue pigmentation -- Melanoma -- SECTION 3 Systemic disease in dentistry -- 27.[worldcat.org] Tongue disorders -- Normal structures -- Furred tongue -- Foliate papillae -- Lingual varicosities -- Erythema migrans -- Lingual papillitis -- Hairy tongue and black hairy[worldcat.org] Melanoacanthoma -- Post-inflammatory pigmentation -- Syndromes with oral pigmentation -- Other localised pigmented lesions -- Amalgam and other tattoos -- Lead line and heavy[worldcat.org]

  • Acid Ingestion

    Heavy metal poisoning, while theoretically possible, has not been clinically reported. Battery Ingestion Prevention Batteries should be stored in childproof containers.[emedicinehealth.com] Signs and symptoms [ edit ] Brown to black streak from angle of mouth Brown to black vomitus Brown to black stomach wall Black swollen tongue White (chalky white) teeth Blotting[en.wikipedia.org] The stomach resembles a black spongy mass on post mortem Treatment [ edit ] For superficial injuries, washing ( therapeutic irrigation ) is important.[en.wikipedia.org]

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