Drooling of Saliva with Displaced Tongue in An Infant

Authors

  • Prempreet Kaur Manjit Singh Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Shifa Zulkifli Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tunku Azizah, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Hazim Abdul Ghafar Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Tunku Azizah, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Azliana Aziz Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.158

Keywords:

Ludwig’s angina, odontogenic infection, infant, submandibular space

Abstract

Ludwig’s angina (LA) is a potentially life-threatening disease described as cellulitis of the submandibular space. There are many causes of LA with the odontogenic cause being the commonest among children and adults. In the pre-antibiotics era, LA is known to be fatal with mortality rates surpassing 50%. However, with antibiotics and surgical intervention, the mortality rate has significantly reduced. We report a case of an 11-month-old infant who presented with high-grade fever, right submandibular region swelling, drooling of saliva and limited neck movement. Prompt diagnosis and airway management was required and the child underwent a successful recovery. The presentation, aetiology, management and complications are discussed.

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Published

2022-02-03

How to Cite

Manjit Singh, P. K., Zulkifli, S., Abdul Ghafar, M. H., & Aziz, A. (2022). Drooling of Saliva with Displaced Tongue in An Infant. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 28(1), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.51407/mjpch.v28i1.158

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