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Ludwig's angina in the pediatric population: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10699244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ludwig's angina is a rapidly progressing cellulitis involving the submandibular neck space. It is characterized by brawny induration of the submental region and floor of mouth, bearing the potential for rapid airway obstruction. Airway management, antibiotics, and judicious surgical intervention are the mainstays of successful therapy. We present a case of Ludwig's angina in a 5-year-old child and offer a meta-analysis of pediatric cases of Ludwig's angina described in the literature over the past 30 years. The presentation, etiology, management, and potential complications of this disorder in the pediatric population are discussed.
J C Britt; G D Josephson; C W Gross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-19     Completed Date:  2000-04-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, P.O. Box 10008, Charlottesville, VA 22906-0008, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
Child, Preschool
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Ludwig's Angina / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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