Woman Develops Hairy Black Tongue from Antibiotics

A 55-year-old patient complaining of nausea and a bad taste in her mouth was actually suffering from a rare condition known as “black hairy tongue.”

The patient had been admitted to the hospital after a severe motorcycle injury that injured both her legs. According to the report, the patient had developed a bacterial infection and was treated with intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline. She reported her nausea and other symptoms about one week after starting the minocycline.


From USAToday - Woman treated with antibiotics develops 'black hairy tongue'


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