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How do other illnesses affect Hunter's glossitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Hunter's glossitis is almost always caused by a type of anemia called pernicious anemia. Other than its association with anemia, however, Hunter's glossitis is not usually related to any other illness. Common glossitis, on the other hand, can be caused by an infection resulting from bacteria or a virus. It can also be caused by adverse responses to tobacco or alcohol, or certain dental products. Additionally, common glossitis is associated with disorders like syphilis, yeast infection, Sjogren syndrome, and oral lichen planus.

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