Ludwig’s angina is a deep neck space infection defined as a rapidly progressive bilateral cellulitis of the submandibular space. In spite of being an uncommon entity in developed countries and the reduction of mortality and morbidity due to modern era of antibiotics, improved imaging and airway management, it is still an important and potentially life-threatening condition. The authors present 3 cases of Ludwig’s angina that occurred in a developed country, and that required admission in intensive care unit and extensive surgical and medical treatment.
- drugs: infectious diseases
- adult intensive care
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Contributors CMS, JP and PNT contributed to conceptualisation, analysis, interpretation of patient data and writing the original draft. JPB contributed to conceptualisation, methodology and article review. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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