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Ludwig’s angina
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    Airway care in Ludwigs angina

    Dear Editor

    There are two points we would like to raise in the management of the case described. We feel they are important "lessons learned" and have not been given emphasis by the authors.

    1. The patient’s symptoms were recorded in detail (noisy, gurgling breathing with drooling of saliva; dyspnoea; dysphagia; trismus; bilateral submandibular tense swellings; elevated, immobile tongue; tachycardia;...

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    Ludwig's Angina and airway obstruction

    Dear Editor

    It would be interesting to know if the airway obstruction occured during the transfer of the patient from the A&E bed/trolley onto the operating table, and whether the patient was maintained in an upright sitting posture

    Most texts deeling with the management of acute upper airway problems such as this recommend that the patient is not moved from the A&E resuscitation room. Awake nasal fib...

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