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Letters A rapidly enlarging neck swelling

Ludwig’s angina: infected teeth must be extracted

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: (Published 18 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4466
  1. Gary C Cousin, consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon,
  2. Imran Yousaf, registered dental nurse
  1. Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Blackburn BB2 3LR, UK
  1. Gary.Cousin{at}

Baily and Renwick discuss the management of Ludwig’s angina of dental origin.1 The immediate treatment will comprise airway management, fluid resuscitation, and antibiotic treatment. Sometimes, more often than not in our experience, surgical drainage of the swelling is needed. We …

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