Post on Ludwig’s Angina

UntitledLudwig’s angina, otherwise known as angina ludovici, is a serious, potentially life-threatening cellulitis[1][dead link], or connective tissue infection, of the floor of the mouth, usually occurring in adults with concomitant dental infections and if left untreated, may obstruct the airways, necessitating tracheotomy. It is named after the German physician, Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig who first described this condition in 1836.

Ludwig’s Angina