Ludwig’s Angina

  • Jesus Romero Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Sherif Elkattaway Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Ana Romero Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Asnia Latif Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Eman Al-Fiky Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Abraham Al-Nasseri Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Muhammad Atif Noori Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA
  • Khaled Al-Alwani Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ, USA

Keywords

Ludwig’s angina, bacterial infection, airway obstruction

Abstract

Ludwig’s angina is a bacterial infection of the tongue and floor of the mouth. It can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Treatment includes IV antibiotics and, in some cases, surgical intervention. In this report, we describe a case with an unusual presentation. Early recognition of the condition in such cases is vital to prevent potential complications.

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  • Published: 2022-06-01

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    Romero J, Elkattaway S, Romero A, Latif A, Al-Fiky E, Al-Nasseri A, Noori MA, Al-Alwani K. Ludwig’s Angina . EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003321.