Ludwig's angina


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Ludwig's angina

[′ləd‚wigz ′an·jə·nə]
(medicine)
Acute streptococcal cellulitis of the floor of the mouth.
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1) The differential diagnoses for the contents are as follows: metastatic disease, lymphoma, adenitis, obstructed submandibular duct, salivary gland tumors, abscess, Ludwig's angina, thyroglossal duct cyst, hemangioma, lymphangioma, dermoid/epidermoid, diving ranula (complex), second branchial cleft cyst (more common in children) (Figure 16).
Suppurative arthritis of temporomandibular joint was present in a case of Ludwig's angina, which was spontaneously relieved with surgical and medical management.
Maternal infections are caused especially by gram negative anaerobic bacteria, such as those leading to Ludwig's angina, have been demonstrated to cause physiologic imbalance through inflammatory cytokine production, sometimes resulting in preterm labour, preterm pre- mature rupture membranes, and low birth weight.
Ludwig's angina and ketoacidosis as a first manifestation of diabetes mellitus.
In the postoperative phase of Ludwig's angina, this requires a level of expertise that may not be available outside the high-dependency unit.
Ludwig's angina is a serious and potentially fatal disease that still receives attention in the otolaryngology and oral surgery literature.
Transmission of systemic infections, such as HB and HIV Localized lingual infection(*) Spread of infection, with edema which may lead to Ludwig's angina and airway obstruction(*) Hemorrhage(*) Noted changes in speech and mastication Aspiration of parts of jewelry Obstruction of dental and skull radiographs Allergy to jewelry metals Traumatic injury to the teeth, leading to tooth fracture, chipping and possibly pulpal damage
INTRODUCTION: Ludwig's Angina is a potentially fatal condition because of its tendency to cause edema, distortion and obstruction of the airway.
4) In neglected cases, Ludwig's angina may spread inferiorly through fascial planes into the mediastinum.
This includes Ludwig's angina which is strictly defined as the simultaneous bilateral involvement of the submental, sublingual and submylohyoid spaces (1).
Bedside ultrasound of the soft tissue of the face: a case of early Ludwig's angina.