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Hairy tongue in a 1-month-old infant
  1. Ekaterina Popik,
  2. Fábio Barroso,
  3. José Pombeiro,
  4. Carmen Carvalho,
  5. Alexandra Almeida
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care Department, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ekaterina Popik, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care Department, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário do Porto, Porto 4100-115, Portugal; catia.popik{at}gmail.com

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A 45-day-old male infant was brought to the outpatient department with dark discolouration of the dorsum of the tongue that had developed the day before (figure 1).

Figure 1

A black/green hue of the dorsum of the tongue.

He was born after 38 weeks’ gestation (complicated by pre-eclampsia) to young healthy non-consanguineous parents. His birth weight was 3350 g …

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