Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2012, vol. 18, book 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Published online: 09 April 2012
J of IMAB 2012; 18(2):188-190
TONGUE COATING IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES.
Vladimir E. Panov1, Assya Krasteva2
1) Department of Conservative and Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria
2) Department of Oral Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria
It is known that coating on the tongue can be expressed differently – from thin milk diaper, to thick dirty brown blanket, often associated with malodor in the mouth. Some diseases are suspected for causing increased coating of the tongue.
The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the degree of coating of the tongue in patients with gastrointestinal diseases and healthy ones.
Key words: tongue coating, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease.
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Please cite this article as: Panov VE, Krasteva A. Tongue coating in patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. J of IMAB. 2012; 18(2):188-190. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2012182.188
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Accepted for publication: 12 December 2011
Issue published online: 09 April 2012
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