Confluent Retropharyngeal, Lateral Pharyngeal, and Peritonsilar MRSA Abscess in an Infant.

Authors:
Khalid Alansari
Khalid Alansari
Qatar; Weill Cornell Medical College
Patrick Z Sheehan
Patrick Z Sheehan
North Manchester General Hospital
United Kingdom
Robert J Hoffman
Robert J Hoffman
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
United States

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 Sep;34(9):e161-e164

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Hamad Medical Corporation.

Neck abscesses such as retropharyngeal, peritonsilar, and lateral pharyngeal are well described, typically cause a characteristic illness, and have a known epidemiology. We present a rare occurrence of case of confluent, mixed retropharyngeal, lateral pharyngeal, and peritonsilar abscess in a 9-month-old female infant. The symptoms at presentation were very mild and not expected in association with this extensive an abscess. The causative organism was methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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September 2018
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