The treatment of Covid tongue in an isolation unit

Dwi Setianingtyas, N. Nafiah, Cane Lukisari, Paulus Budi Teguh, Felicia Eda Haryanto, Erni Marlina

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Background: In 2019, a viral disease spread from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China. The disease was caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome related to coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 virus), which was named by the Coronavirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Purpose: This article reports the multi-discipline treatment of Covid tongue and exfoliative cheilitis with a main diagnosis of bilateral pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. Case: A female patient, 70 years old was referred with a diagnosis of bilateral pneumonia by a pulmonologist. She complained of painful wounds all over her mouth. An intraoral clinical examination revealed white-thick lesion and multiple ulcerations, whilst an extraoral exam for exfoliative dermatitis has not been described. The working diagnosis was Covid tongue mixed with exfoliative cheilitis. Case management: The procedure was performed by teledentistry and direct visits to implement oral health care by asepsis, debridement and the application of Oxygene gel. Conclusion: The lesion was treated successfully due to the multidisciplinary approaches by an internist and pulmonologist by implementing integrated knowledge and was supported hugely by patient cooperation.


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Covid-19; oral health care; Covid tongue

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