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LUDWIG ANGINA

Ludwig angina is an infection of the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is due to a bacterial infection of the teeth or jaw.
Causes
Ludwig angina is a type of bacterial infection that occurs in the floor of the mouth, under the tongue. It often develops after an infection of the roots of the teeth (such as tooth abscess) or a mouth injury.
This condition is uncommon in children.
Symptoms of Ludwig’s angina
The symptoms include swelling of the tongue, neck pain, and breathing problems.
Ludwig’s angina often follows a tooth infection or other infection or injury in the mouth.
The symptoms include:
pain or tenderness in the floor of your mouth, which is underneath your tongue
difficulty swallowing
drooling
problems with speech
neck pain
swelling of the neck
redness on the neck
weakness
fatigue
an earache
tongue swelling that causes your tongue to push against your palate
a fever
chills
confusion
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