Ludwig’s Angina in Children

Pediatric head and neck infections are encountered commonly in the Emergency Department. While most often these will be relatively simple (although still annoying to the patient and family) like Acute Otitis Media, Otitis Externa, Sinusitis, or Pharyngitis, they can also become complicated. Certainly we must be adept at managing the straight forward cases, but we need to remain vigilant for the potential complications (ex. Gradenigo’s Syndrome, Orbital Cellulitis, Periorbital Cellulitis, Mastoiditis). One such complication deserves great respect. Let us review Ludwig’s Angina in Children:   Ludwig’s Angina: Basics What’s in a name? Attributed to Wilhem Frederick von Ludwig – hence “Ludwig’s” Swollen … Continue reading Ludwig’s Angina in Children