Recurrent Lingual Abscess in a Child

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We report the case of a 14-month-old boy who developed a swelling of the tongue with fever, dyspnea during sleep and dysphagia. An anterior lingual abscess was identified by magnetic resonance imaging. He developed 4 recurrent lingual abscesses thereafter. Pediatricians should be aware of this problem because it can be a life-threatening condition.

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