Case Report

Penatalaksanaan ludwig’s angina pada anak Management of ludwig’s angina at child

Eddy Hermanto , Abel Tasman Yuza, Hendro Sudjono Yuwono

Eddy Hermanto
Peserta PPDGS Bedah Mulut dan Maksilofasial Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Padjajaran/Bagian Bedah Mulut dan Maksilofasial FKG UHT Surabaya. Email: eddyhermanto_tarka@yahoo.com

Abel Tasman Yuza
Konsulen Bedah Mulut dan Maksilofasial Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Padjajaran Bandung

Hendro Sudjono Yuwono
Konsulen Bedah Vaskular Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia
Online First: February 28, 2011 | Cite this Article
Hermanto, E., Yuza, A., Yuwono, H. 2011. Penatalaksanaan ludwig’s angina pada anak Management of ludwig’s angina at child. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 10(1): 19-22.


Ludwig’s angina is an acute progressive cellulitis that involves the submental and submandibular spaces, bilateral
sublingual space, which is caused by the Streptococci bacteria. Characteristics of this disease are swelling of the
bilateral soft tissue submandibular, submental region and floor of the mouth, and elevation of the tongue. Early
diagnosis and management of infection in children is important because a child has tendency for a progressive
worsening and lead to systemic infection. Infections involving the facial regions in children are rare cases whereby
only one case is found in the last two years at the oral surgery department. This report shows a case of a seven-year
old girl with Ludwig’s angina that came to the emergency division of the oral surgery department with a chief
complaint of swelling at the chin and both cheeks. The complaint was first known as caries at 36, 74, and 75.
Treatment includes antibiotic administration, incision and drainage, and extraction of the causative tooth. Patient
was hospitalized and returned home when was in good condition.

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