Ludwig's angina


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Related to Ludwig's angina: cellulitis, Vincent's angina

Ludwig's angina

[′ləd‚wigz ′an·jə·nə]
(medicine)
Acute streptococcal cellulitis of the floor of the mouth.
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An upper airway obstruction emergency: Ludwig's angina. Pediatr Emerg Care.
(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.20,21
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.
INTRODUCTION: Ludwig's Angina is a potentially fatal condition because of its tendency to cause edema, distortion and obstruction of the airway.
Update of Diagnostic and Treatment of Ludwig's Angina
The term "Ludwig's angina" refers to cellulitis involving the floor of the mouth.
This includes Ludwig's angina which is strictly defined as the simultaneous bilateral involvement of the submental, sublingual and submylohyoid spaces (1).
Ludwig's angina was initially considered, but this diagnosis was unlikely because odontogenic infection and involvement of the sublingual or submandibular spaces were lacking.
Table 2: Diagnosis Vs Gender Diagnosis Male % Female % Ludwig's angina 35 52% 4 22% Peritonsillar abscess 8 12% 0 Parotid abscess 11 16% 6 33% Parapharyngeal abscess 3 4% 7 39% Retro Pharyngeal abscess 6 9% 1 6% Necrotizing fasciitis 4 6% 0 Diagnosis Vs Gender: