November 27, 2022

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Many COVID-19 recoveries have rare sequelae: Tongues became too big

Many COVID-19 recoveries have rare sequelae, their tongues are too big to hold their mouths…

 

Many COVID-19 recoveries have rare sequelae: Tongues became too big.  A 46-year-old man named Anthony Jones in Florida, USA, unfortunately contracted COVID-19 pneumonia. After several weeks of treatment, he slowly recovered. Surprisingly, however, Jones suffered from a rare sequelae-megaglossia.

Many COVID-19 recoveries have rare sequelae: Tongues became too big

The US “Houston Chronicle” reported on the 22nd that Jones’ tongue protruded about 8 cm long and was very swollen. He had to stick out his tongue all the time, unable to eat and drink normally, nor communicate with others normally. Jones’s wife can only wrap Jones’ tongue at regular intervals to prevent it from being exposed for too long to dry out and crack. Finally, after multiple consultations, Jones underwent a partial tongue resection, led by an oral surgeon in Houston, and gradually regained his ability to eat, drink and speak after the operation.

The doctor in charge said that since the outbreak, 9 COVID-19 patients in Houston have experienced similar conditions, of which 8 are black. It is still unclear whether the exact cause of “megatongue” is caused and whether it is related to race.

 

(source:internet, reference only)


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