Ludwig angina


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Lud·wig an·gi·na

(lūd'vig),
cellulitis, usually of odontogenic origin, bilaterally involving the submaxillary, sublingual, and submental spaces, resulting in painful swelling of the floor of the mouth, elevation of the tongue, dysphagia, dysphonia, and (at times) compromise of the airway.
[W.F. Ludwig]
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Lud·wig an·gi·na

(lud'vig an'ji-nă)
Cellulitis, usually of odontogenic origin, bilaterally involving the submaxillary, sublingual, and submental spaces, resulting in painful swelling of the floor of the mouth, elevation of the tongue, dysphasia, dysphonia, and (at times) compromise of the airway.
[W.F. Ludwig]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Ludwig,

Wilhelm Friedrich von, German surgeon, 1790-1865.
Ludwig angina - cellulitis, usually of odontogenic origin, bilaterally involving the submaxillary, sublingual, and submental spaces.
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Lud·wig an·gi·na

(lud'vig an'ji-nă)
Cellulitis, usually of odontogenic origin, bilaterally involving submaxillary, sublingual, and submental spaces, resulting in painful swelling of floor of mouth, elevation of tongue, dysphagia, and dysphonia.
[W.F. Ludwig]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
(2.) Quinn Jr FB, "Ludwig angina," Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery, vol.
Ludwig angina will appear as a diffuse swelling of the soft tissue of the floor of the mouth with adjacent subcutaneous fat stranding, and thickening of the platysma with gas or pus formation.
Ludwig angina is an anaerobic cellulitis of the submandibular, sublingual, and submental spaces of the anterior, not lateral, cervical region.