angina maligna

angina maligna

An obsolete term for:
(1) Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis;
(2) Diphtheria;
(3) Pseudomembranous pharyngitis.
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2) This is reflected in the old terminology for Ludwig's angina where it has been described as angina maligna (Latin: angere=to strangle), morbus strangularis and garotillo (Spanish for Hangman's loop).
3) Other authors have used the terms angina maligna, morbus strangulatoris, and garotillo (Spanish word for hangman's loop).