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What increases my risk for Hunter's glossitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your risk for Hunter's glossitis is greatly increased if you have pernicious anemia. Pernicious anemia can result from malnutrition or, more commonly, an autoimmune disorder. Your risk for common glossitis, on the other hand, can be caused by poor dental care, tobacco use, infection, trauma, dry mouth, or an allergic reaction.

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