Ludwig’s Angina Complicated by Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis and Superimposed Candida mediastinitis: Case Report and Literature Review
Ludwig's Angina with Necrotizing Mediastinitis and Candida infection
Ludwig’s angina is a rapidly spreading infection of the floor of the mouth and neck. A rare and dreaded complication of Ludwig’s angina is extension of the infection to the mediastinum. We describe a unique case of Ludwig’s angina presenting with descending necrotizing mediastinitis, with the subsequent development of Candida albicans and Candida krusei mediastinitis.