AnukeshVasuKeloth | India

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Department of Surgery, KMCT Medical College, Kerala University of Health Sciences, Kerala, India


  • Case Report   
    Pantoprazole Induced Black Hairy Tongue: A Case Report
    Author(s): Divya G Krishnan*, Shaikh Ubedulla Shaikh Iqbal Daud, AnukeshVasuKeloth and Neethu P

    Introduction: Black Hairy Tongue (BHT) is characterized by abnormally hypertrophied and elongated filiform papillae, resulting in a blackish discoloration on the dorsal surface of the tongue. BHT has been reported as an adverse drug reaction to various categories of drugs. Nevertheless, cases of Pantoprazole-induced BHT have been rarely reported. Case Description: We present a case involving a 42-year-old female who was admitted to the Surgery ward due to postoperative wound infection. She had been prescribed oral Clarithromycin and Pantoprazole. On the third day of initiating these medications, she reported experiencing a blackish discoloration on the dorsal surface of her tongue along with a change in her sense of taste. Clinical and microscopic examinations led to a diagnosis of Black Hairy Tongue (BHT). There was a suspicion that BHT might be an a.. Read More»

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