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COVID-19 causes microglossia.

Despite causing a wide range of symptoms, there have been no reports of COVID-19 patients developing microglossia.

Microglossia (also known as hypoglossia) is the condition of having an abnormally small tongue. There is not much published on the condition. According to a paper from 2003, at the time of writing, there had only 50 cases of microglossia had ever been described.

COVID-19 is a disease that has now affected many millions of people around the globe. You can catch COVID-19 if aerosols or droplets containing the virus are inhaled or come directly into contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth, as the World Health Organization reports.

The CDC states that the symptoms of COVID can include fever, chills, coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

COVID-19 does not cause microglossia. Microglossia is a congenital anomaly (i.e. you are born with it). COVID-19, on the other hand, is something you can catch. According to the Indian Journal of Dental Research, microglossia can be comorbid with limb abnormalities, partial anodontia (absence of teeth), cleft palate, situs inversus (mirrored organs), and cleft of lower lip.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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