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Ludwig's angina
  1. Satvinder Singh Bakshi
  1. Correspondence to Dr Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Piliaiyarkuppam, Pondicherry 607402, India; saty.bakshi{at}

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A 3-year-old boy presented with a 3-day history of fever, swelling in his neck, drooling of saliva and dysphagia. These symptoms were preceded by a 7-day history of an upper respiratory tract infection. On examination, the child was febrile, tachypnoeic and there was a diffuse, tender, firm and warm swelling in the …

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