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Intravenous penicillin G, clindamycin or metronidazole are the antibiotics recommended for use prior to obtaining culture and antibiogram results. The incidence of deep neck infections has decreased after the itroduction of antibiotics but they still may be lethal especially when life-threatening complications occur.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg,pp. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.

Intravenous administration of cefotaxime 1 g Bd, gentamycin 80 mg Bd, metrogyl mg, Tid were given for 5 days with a tapering dose of decadran 8—4 mg Bd for first two postoperative days. Early anvina and management are necessary. Case report and review. Tuberculosis de cabeza y cuello: Previous article Next article.

Comparison of computed tomography and surgical findings in deep neck infections.

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Preoperative appearance with bilateral involvement of the submandibular, sublingual, and the submental spaces showing brawny induration of the swelling. Computed tomography in the evaluation of pediatric neck infections. Ramesh Babu1 and G. Am J Med, 53pp. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.


You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Ludwig’s angina and deep neck infections are dangerous etillogia of their normal tendency to cause edema, distortion, and obstruction of airway and may arise as a consequence of airway etiologiia mishaps. Laryngoscope, 92pp.

Ludwig’s Angina – An emergency: A case report with literature review

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Advanced infections require the airway to be secured with surgical drainage. The majority of cases of Ludwig’s angina are odontogenic in etiology, primarily resulting from infections of the second and third molars. A year-old gentleman reported to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a chief complaint of inability to open the mouth, pain, and swelling in relation to the lower jaw and neck since a day. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. Comparison of clinical picture and outcomes with nondiabetic patients.

However, elective tracheostomy was planned for airway maintenance with the help of an otolaryngologist. Head Neck, 23pp. Spitalnic SJ, Sucov A. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Ludwig’s angina resulting from the infection of an oral malignancy. Full text is only aviable in PDF. On physical examination, he had respiratory distress and was toxic in appearance and his vital signs were monitored immediately.

J Otolaryngol, 19pp. Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg,pp. Footnotes Source of Support: Management of Ludwig’s angina with small neck incisions: If patients present with swelling, pain, elevation of the tongue, malaise, fever, neck swelling, and dysphagia, the submandibular area can lufwig indurated, sometimes with palpable crepitus. Late stages of the disease should be addressed immediately and given special importance towards the maintenance of airway followed by surgical decompression under antibiotic coverage.


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Ludwig’s angina is a form of severe diffuse cellulitis that presents an ludwog onset and spreads rapidly, bilaterally affecting the submandibular, sublingual and submental spaces resulting in a state of emergency. All patients were treated with intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics. A review of odontogenic infections.

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Deep neck infections are dangerous for its potential ease to fascial spread, sepsis, and upper airway obstruction.

Report of a case and rewie of the literature. A dd study of patiens. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Here we report a case of wide spread odontogenic infection extending to the neck with elevation of the floor of the mouth obstructing the airway which resulted in breathlessness and stridor for which the patient was directed to maintain his airway by elective tracheostomy and subsequent drainage of the potentially involved spaces.