Ludwig’s Angina: A Case Report
Mine Simsek*, Esma Yildiz and Mutar Hamdi Aras
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mine Simsek
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 20, 2014; Accepted June 25, 2014; Published July 03, 2014
Citation: Simsek M, Yildiz E, Aras MH (2014) Ludwig’s Angina: A Case Report. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 2:126. doi:10.4172/2376-032X.1000126
Copyright: © 2014 Simsek, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ludwig’s angina is a serious, a rapidly progressive cellulitis of the floor of the mouth which, involves the submandibular, submaxillary, and sublingual spaces of the face, it is life threatening if not early recognised and complications like septicemia and asphyxia caused by expanding edema of soft tissues of the neck may occur. A 11- year-old boy referred to, our clinic had tender swelling of the floor of his mouth. Based on his history and symptoms, the diagnosis of Ludwig’s angina was suspected. Infected teeth were diagnosed in oral and radiological examination. The child was treated appropriately by extraction of infected teeth after antibiotic therapy. Many departments may have limited experience of the disease because of its rare occurrence. So, it is important to recognize Ludwig's angina in the earlier stages of the disease.