What Does Ludwig Angina Mean?

 

 

 

Q:
What does Ludwig angina mean?

A:
Ludwig angina is a type of cellulitis that occurs in the floor of the mouth. It is caused by bacterial infections. Ludwig angina may develop after dental infections and mouth injuries. The infected area swells rapidly and may block your airways, which makes it difficult for you to swallowing saliva and breathe.

The common symptoms of Ludwig angina include shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, drooling, difficulty speaking, tongue and neck swelling, and redness of the neck.

If you think you have Ludwig angina, please seek medical attentions.

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