Ludwig’s Angina – Part 4
In addition to controlling the airway extremely early in the disease course, most physicians will treating this condition will obtain mouth and blood cultures and then give broad-spectrum antibiotics such as high-dose penicillin G or clindamycin and metronidazole (Flagy). As the culture results become available, the antibiotics should be adjusted accordingly. Patients generally are kept on antibiotics for as long as cultures are positive or for 4-6 weeks if the cultures are negative.
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