Urgent Infections of the Head and Neck.

Authors:
Marika D Russell
Marika D Russell
University of California
United States
Matthew S Russell
Matthew S Russell
University of California

Med Clin North Am 2018 Nov 20;102(6):1109-1120. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 2233 Post Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA.

Infections of the head and neck are common and appropriately managed by primary care providers in most cases. However, some infections are associated with significant morbidity and require urgent recognition and management by specialty services. These include deep neck space infections originating in the oral cavity, pharynx, and salivary glands, as well as complicated otologic and sinonasal infection. This article provides a review of these conditions, including the pathophysiology, presenting features, and initial management strategy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcna.2018.06.015DOI Listing
November 2018
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