Dentists have discovered another property of coronavirus that can cause a number of inflammatory processes in the oral cavity of patients.
In particular, Brazilian doctors reported the appearance of ulcers and plaques, as well as cracks in the tongue of an elderly patient hospitalized with COVID-19. Doctors concluded that these are secondary lesions resulting from systemic ill health due to coronavirus infection.
Scientists also said that among the oral signs and symptoms of coronavirus can be a taste disorder, pinpoint hemorrhages, candidiasis, traumatic ulcers, and other various lesions of the tongue and mucous membranes.
Also, people with diabetes often complain of dry mouth. Also, this symptom can be a side effect of drugs that are used to treat the infection.
Earlier, Harvard University professor Tobias Kurt came to the conclusion that some patients with coronavirus experience the long-term effects of the disease, which do not go away even a few months after recovery. However, he pointed out that the virus has not yet been studied in sufficient detail to claim whether these complications can become chronic and pass over time.