Papillary atrophy of the tongue and nutritional status of hospitalized alcoholics.

BACKGROUND Atrophy of the papillae, mucosa, and dorsum of the tongue are considered classical signs of nutritional deficiencies. OBJECTIVE To assess the nutritional status of hospitalized alcoholics with or without papillary atrophy of the tongue. METHODS This study was performed with 21 hospitalized alcoholics divided into Atrophic Glossitis Group (n… (More)