What Is Ludwig's Angina?

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2. Causes

The streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria can both be causes of Ludwig’s angina. These bacteria are rather common, but they will not usually cause a problem because our immune system is usually strong enough to deal with them. They can become a problem for some people under the wrong circumstances, however.

Trauma to the mouth can cause bacteria to get into the skin, potentially resulting in an infection. Having a tooth removed or other similar dental work will also be the cause behind Ludwig’s angina in some cases. Poor dental hygiene is another possible reason why some people will develop the condition.

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