What is Hunter's glossitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Hunter's glossitis is characterized by a shiny, smooth, reddish texture of the tongue. It is usually caused by a case of pernicious anemia. Hunter's glossitis often causes swelling and pain of the tongue.

If you suffer from Hunter's glossitis, you suffer from an inflammation of the tongue. It is a chronic condition that is most likely caused by pernicious anemia, a result when the body does not make enough red blood cells. This is a medical condition.

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