Ludwig's angina is life-threatening odontogenic cellulitis of the soft tissue involving the floor of the mouth and neck. It was named after a German physician, Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig, who first described the condition in 1836.  It involves two compartments on the floor of the mouth namely sublingual and submaxillary space. It usually does not involve the lymphatic system nor form an abscess. Infection of the lower molars is the hallmark cause of true Ludwig’s angina, though this term is frequently applied to any floor of mouth infection with sublingual and/or submaxillary space involvement.[1]  The infection is rapidly progressive leading to aspiration pneumonia and airway obstruction.





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