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Am J Emerg Med. 1997 May;15(3):308-9.

Acute lingual tonsillitis.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with a 3-day history of fever, progressive sore throat, dysphagia, and difficulty speaking. She was diagnosed with acute lingual tonsillitis. The ED physician must consider this rarely discussed disorder when presented with the previously mentioned signs and symptoms. This will allow for prompt diagnosis and treatment of acute lingual tonsillitis and may help to avoid potential airway compromise.

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