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Ludwig angina

Pronunciation: lūd′vig

Definition: cellulitis, usually of odontogenic origin, bilaterally involving the submaxillary, sublingual, and submental spaces, resulting in painful swelling of the floor of the mouth, elevation of the tongue, dysphagia, dysphonia, and (at times) compromise of the airway.

[W.F. Ludwig]

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