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June 1937


Author Affiliations

From the laboratories of the Children's Hospital, Buffalo, and of the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, University of Buffalo, School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(6):1531-1533. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140130109012

A case of Ludwig's angina is presented because of the unusual etiology.

REPORT OF CASE  A girl 17 months of age with a history of frequent sore throat had been treated for impetigo on the face for one week. At the end of that time a swelling of the neck was noted, and the child was admitted to the Children's Hospital.On her admission, the physical examination revealed the presence of a few maculopapular crusting lesions at the right eyelid and on the face. There was a large swelling in the right submaxillary region. The tonsils were only slightly enlarged, and no membranes or ulcerative lesions could be seen in the throat. The temperature was between 100 and 101 F. The physical examination showed an otherwise normal child. The blood had a hemoglobin content of 79 per cent. The blood count showed 17,050 leukocytes, with 70 per cent segmented and

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