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Ludwig Angina: Poor oral hygiene and dental work are the chief causes.

Cahill, Donna BSN, RN, CEN, MICN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: October 2002 - Volume 102 - Issue 10 - p 43-44
FEATURES: Emergency

Usually caused by poor oral hygiene or dental work, this bacterial infection can spread to the neck-with disastrous results.

Donna Cahill is a clinical nurse educator at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. Emergency is coordinated by Jeff Coto, MS, RN, CCNS:

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.