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58 Possible Causes for Localized Edema, Ludwig's Angina

  • Cellulitis

    Physical Assessment  Local symptoms:  Erythema and edema of area  Warm to touch,  Possibly fluctuant (tense, firm to palpation)  May resemble peau d’orange  Advancing[slideshare.net] About 80% of cases of Ludwig's angina, or cellulitis of the submandibular space, are caused by dental infections.[en.wikipedia.org] ’s angina ) dental pain fatigue ear pain confusion swelling of tongue and neck difficulty breathing Pancreas fever increase in white blood cells (leukocytosis) increased blood[healthline.com]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    Contralateral deviation of uvula with tonsillar edema.[aafp.org] Complications [ edit ] Retropharyngeal abscess Extension of abscess in other deep neck spaces leading to airway compromise; see Ludwig's angina Sepsis Glomerulonephritis and[en.wikipedia.org] TABLE 2 Common Symptoms and Physical Examination Findings in Patients with Peritonsillar Abscess Symptoms Physical examination Progressively worsening sore throat, often localized[aafp.org]

  • Dental Abscess

    Patients may present with pain, edema, and purulent discharge localized to the site of pathology with or without fever and tender cervical lymphadenopathy 1.[radiopaedia.org] Red and swollen cheek with infection spreading to neck Pus collection and reddening of face and neck Ludwig’s angina is a serious infection.[teethrelief.org.uk] Local swelling and gingival fistulas may develop opposite the apex of the tooth, especially with deciduous (temporary) teeth.[healthcentral.com]

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis

    […] following features can occur with cellulitis, they may instead suggest necrotizing fasciitis: Rapid progression Poor therapeutic response Blistering necrosis Cyanosis Extreme local[emedicine.com] The patient without objective findings may be misdiagnosed as having a form of cellulitis, such as Ludwigs angina.[id.nii.ac.jp] angina (involving submandibular and sublingual spaces) Recent recommendations have suggested that the generic term 'necrotising soft tissue infections' should be used to[gpnotebook.co.uk]

  • Ludwig's Angina

    […] patients intravenous dexamethasone and nebulized adrenaline have been used to reduce upper airway edema to defer or avoid airway instrumentation altogether.[srmjrds.in] The hallmark of Ludwig's angina is the sudden and abrupt appearance of symptoms.[symptoma.com] Drooling, trismus, dysphagia, stridor caused by laryngeal edema, and elevation of the posterior tongue against the palate may be present.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Periapical Abscess

    Patients may present with pain, edema, and purulent discharge localized to the site of pathology with or without fever and tender cervical lymphadenopathy 1.[radiopaedia.org] ’s Angina—life threatening, angina means “to strangle,” infection of sublingual, submental, and submandibular spaces (some say it must be bilateral) which envelops the airway[oralpathology.blogspot.com] Local swelling and gingival fistulas may develop opposite the apex of the tooth, especially with deciduous (temporary) teeth.[healthcentral.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    In almost all cases, there is a local invasion of the pharyngeal mucosa which also results in excess secretion and edema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] angina), and epiglottitis. [19] [20] [21] Fungal [ edit ] Some cases of pharyngitis are caused by fungal infection, such as Candida albicans, causing oral thrush. [ citation[en.wikipedia.org] Fischmann GE, Graham BS (1985) Ludwig’s angina resulting from the infection of an oral malignancy.[doi.org]

  • Stomatitis

    García‐Díez, Labial edema due to an acrylic dental prosthesis, Contact Dermatitis, 48, 5, (273-274), (2003).[dx.doi.org] angina Macrostomia Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome Microstomia Noma Oral Crohn's disease Orofacial granulomatosis Perioral dermatitis Pyostomatitis vegetans Other Eagle syndrome[en.wikipedia.org] George Laskaris and Crispian Scully, Drug-Influenced Gingival Lesions and Diseases, Periodontal Manifestations of Local and Systemic Diseases, 10.1007/978-3-642-55596-1_4,[dx.doi.org]

  • Alveolar Abscess

    Patients may present with pain, edema, and purulent discharge localized to the site of pathology with or without fever and tender cervical lymphadenopathy 1.[radiopaedia.org] Ludwig's angina is a potentially fatal condition. Patients are treated with antibiotics.[medicalnewstoday.com] Ludwig's angina Ludwig's angina is a serious, potentially fatal infection of the floor of your mouth, which can occur if the bacteria in a dental abscess spread.[hse.ie]

  • Gingivitis

    No local edema is present. Image courtesy of Robert J. Lindberg, DMD. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG, ie, trench mouth) is an acute infectious gingivitis.[emedicine.medscape.com] angina Macrostomia Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome Microstomia Noma Oral Crohn's disease Orofacial granulomatosis Perioral dermatitis Pyostomatitis vegetans Other Eagle syndrome[en.wikipedia.org] […] syndrome Orofacial soft tissues – Soft tissues around the mouth Actinomycosis Angioedema Basal cell carcinoma Cutaneous sinus of dental origin Cystic hygroma Gnathophyma Ludwig's[en.wikipedia.org]

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