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Painless injured tongue
  1. Dan Hindley,
  2. Maria Gault
  1. Department of Community Paediatrics, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Halliwell Children’s Centre, Bolton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dan Hindley, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Halliwell Children’s Centre, Bolton BL1 3SQ, UK; dan.hindley{at}

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A 7-year-old boy presented with a large painless blister on his tongue (figure 1). His tongue was also noted to be bifid. His mother said that he must have burnt his tongue on hot food or drink.

Figure 1

A painless injured tongue.

Further history revealed that he had developed febrile convulsions at 5 months of age. At …

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