Morbus Strangularis Post Living-Donor Kidney Transplantation
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Ludwig’s angina, otherwise known as angina Ludovici, is a serious, potentially life-threatening cellulitis, or connective tissue infection, of the floor of the mouth, usually occurring in adults with concomitant dental infections and if left untreated, may lead to obstruction of the airways, necessitating tracheotomy.Ludwig’s angina should not be confused with angina pectoris, which is also otherwise commonly known as “angina”. In general, the word “angina” comes from the Greek word ankhon, that mean “strangling”, Ludwig’s angina refers to the feeling of strangling, not chest pain, though there may be chest pain in Ludwig’s angina if the infection spreads into the retrosternal space. The life-threatening nature of this condition necessitates surgical management with critical care in an intensive care unit . The microbiology of Ludwig’s angina is polymicrobial and includes many gram positive and negative aerobic/anaerobic organisms, but the commonly isolated are streptococcal spp., staphylococcus aureus, prevotella spp. And porphyromona spp. Up to our knowledge this is the first case reports Ludwig’s angina in a living-donor kidney transplanted patient....

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