Ludwig’s Angina in Pregnancy Necessitating Pre Mature Delivery

Kamath, Abhay Taranath and Bhagania, Manish Kumar and Balakrishnan, R and Kamath, Ganesh Sevagur and Amar, R (2012) Ludwig’s Angina in Pregnancy Necessitating Pre Mature Delivery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Ludwig’s angina is a potentially life threaten- ing disease that can arise from odontogenic infections if they are not attended well in advance. Its incidence in pregnancy is rare, but has been reported. Pregnancy is associated with complex physiological changes in the body which can make small dental infections assume grave proportions if not treated appropriately. This article pre-sents a case of a 24 year old, 32 week pregnant lady who reported with swelling around the jaws and neck, difficulty in breathing and swallowing since 2 days. She had to be taken up for pre-term delivery to avoid damage to foetus. Subsequently she underwent multiple debridement of the cellulitis affecting the deep neck spaces and superior mediastinum. Surgical debridement and intravenous anti- biotics along with adequate hydration improved the health of the patient before she was discharged

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2013 04:03
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2013 04:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138105

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