Deep Neck Abscesses Complicating Acute Fusobacterial Tonsillitis

*Elisabeth Hui Ling Lee, Willem Lodewijk Manson

Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands
*Correspondence to h.l.lee@online.nl

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 29.08.14 Accepted: 13.03.15
Citation: EMJ Respir. 2015;3[1]:57-59.

Abstract

A case of deep neck abscesses due to Fusobacterium necrophorum in a young adult patient after therapy with phenethicillin is reported. The clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, therapy, and outcome are described.

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