Image of the Week: A yellow tongue


  • Slide

One year after undergoing a gastric bypass, this patient presented with a yellow tongue. The color could not be removed by scraping, and there were no other symptoms present. In this case, yellowing of the patient’s tongue was due to a vitamin deficiency. Yellowing of the tongue can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, jaundice, or the early stages of black hairy tongue.

The Image of the Week for March 27 is brought to you in partnership with: 

Figure 1 logo

Next hm-slideshow in Slides