Yellow Tongue Leads to Rare CAD Diagnosis

Yellow Tongue Leads to Rare CAD Diagnosis

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Yellow Tongue Leads to Rare CAD Diagnosis

A young boy’s bright yellow tongue led doctors to a diagnosis of cold agglutinin disease (CAD), as described in a report of this rare case. The report, “An Icteric Tongue,” was published in The New England Journal of Medicine in the series Images in Clinical Medicine. CAD is a rare autoimmune condition in which the body develops antibodies —  cold agglutinins — that destroy its own red blood cells (RBCs). Its symptoms  often include skin ulcers, a low…

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