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Ludwig’s angina
  1. K Saifeldeen1,
  2. R Evans2
  1. 1Accident and Emergency Department, Princes of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK
  2. 2ENT Department, Princess of Wales Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr K Saifeldeen
 Accident and Emergency Department, Princes of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, CF31 1RQ, UK;


The case is described of an occurrence of Ludwig’s angina with advanced stage of the disease with progressive and rapid airway compromise and fatal consequence. A review of the literature is undertaken to gain a better understanding of the disease, and gives the opportunity for presenting a summary of the key issues regarding this dreaded disease, particularly the immediate management of it in the emergency department.

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