Black hairy tongue: What causes it?

A 55-year-old woman developed a case of black hairy tongue after taking an antibiotic for an infected wound.

The case was published by Dr. Yasir Hamad, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, according to CNN.

The condition refers to when papillae on the tongue grow longer than normal and turn black.

Papillae are normally less than a millimeter long, but can grow to between 12 and 18 millimeters in length in patients suffering from the condition.

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