Background. Angina Ludovici (Ludwig’s angina) is a severe infection of the connective tissue from the floor of the mouth, usually occurring. rare disorder, Ludwig’s angina is a serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the neck and the floor of the mouth (Table 1). Originally described by Wilhelm. Abstract: Ludwigs angina is a disease which is characterised by the infection in the floor of the oral cavity. Ludwig’s angina is also otherwise commonly known.

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A year-old presented with a 3-day history of progressive difficulty of swallowing, odynophagia, dysphonia, trismus, extraoral swelling, and pain.

Ludwig’s angina – Wikipedia

Swelling in the submandibular area in a person with Ludwig’s angina. Earn up to 6 CME credits per issue. Cellulitis Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. He was finally discharged a week after admission and lkdwig up in the outpatient clinic.

An excoriated oval lesion was present on the chin. Changing trends in deep neck abscess. As the infection progresses, you may also experience trouble breathing and chest pain. Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. It is found that one third of the cases of Ludwig’s angina are associated with systemic illness.

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Each will be explained in detail below. The bacteria Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are common causes. The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. It is named after a German physician, Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwigwho first described this condition in Here are 10 home remedies you can use to clear up your symptoms.


Radiographs of the neck showed marked soft tissue prominence; no foreign body was present. Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Fever, pain, a raised tongue, trouble swallowing, neck swelling [1].

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Ludwig’s angina

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Close proximity of the posterior mandible to the prevertebral spaces which can lead directly to the mediastinum. Note spread of swelling laterally and abrasion on nose in same patient as shown in Figure 2. Copious amounts of pus came from the tooth socket of the lower right wisdom tooth and submandibular spaces. Routes of spread from a lower wisdom tooth.

With early diagnosis, aggressive intravenous antibiotic therapy and management in an intensive care unit, the process should resolve without complications. If you continue to have problems with swelling, you may need surgery to drain the fluids that are causing the area to swell.


Please review our privacy policy. Video of fibre-optic nasal intubation illustrating swollen ludwlg of tongue and epiglottis. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Tracheostomy was necessary in only one child.

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Pay close attention to any problems in your mouth area. Surgical drainage may be indicated if no clinical improvement is seen within 24 hours. Your tongue is a vital and versatile muscle that aids in the digestion of food and helps you speak properly.