Ludwig's angina

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Named after the German physician, Wilhelm Friedrich von Ludwig, who first described this condition in 1836.

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Ludwig's angina (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) A serious, potentially life-threatening infection of the floor of the mouth, usually occurring in adults with concomitant dental infections, and if left untreated, may obstruct the airways, necessitating tracheotomy.

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