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A rapidly spreading, life threatening “Cellulitis” of the sublingual and submandibular spaces causing a brawny, board like edema in the sublingual area pushing the tongue up and back is seen in which among the following?
A. Vincent’s angina
B. Prinzmetal’s angina
C. Cancrum oris
D. Ludwig’s angina
TIPSImportant Question from MCI 2013
Answer : D. Ludwig’s angina
Ludwig angina is a rapidly progressive cellulitis of the submandibular space that can cause airway obstruction and death.
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