Disease Information for Ludwigs angina

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Dysgeusia/Painful tongue on swallowing
Throat pain/radiates to teeth/jaw
Tongue Pain
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Subglottic narrowing/lateral neck
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Diphtheria
Peritonsillar abscess
Associated Disease & Complications
Upper airway Obstruction
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Otolaryngology/ENT Specialty Population
CLASS/Otolaryngology/ENT disorders (ex)
CLASS/Tracheonasal/larynx/pharynx (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Definition

Severe cellulitis of the submaxillary space with secondary involvement of the sublingual and submental space. It usually results from infection in the lower molar area or from a penetrating injury to the mouth floor. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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