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Infections of the Upper Pediatric Airway: Retropharyngeal Abscess

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Infections of the Upper Pediatric Airway: Retropharyngeal Abscess by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Infectious Diseases. It contains the following chapters:

    • Pathology and Diagnosis of Retropharyngeal Abscess
    • Management of Retropharyngeal Abscess

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    1. Pain while tipping head to look up
    2. Pain while opening mouth
    3. Pain while tipping head to look down
    4. Pain while chewing
    5. Pain while protruding tongue
    1. Trismus
    2. Snoring
    3. Stridor
    4. Dysphagia
    5. Drooling
    1. ...half the width of one vertebra
    2. ..three-fourths of the width of one vertebra
    3. ...width of one vertebra
    4. ..twice the width of one vertebra
    5. ...one and a half times the width of one vertebra
    1. Self-limiting
    2. Ampicillin and sulbactam as the first choice of treatment
    3. Clindamycin as an alternative choice of treatment
    4. Steroids
    5. Surgical incision and drainage
    1. WBC count is usually high and specific
    2. Blood culture rarely grows organisms
    3. Limitation of lateral neck suggests an extension of a tumour in the lateral surface
    4. Sedation for MRI procedure can be deleterious to the infant
    5. The drained tube chest secretions must be sent for culture

    Author of lecture Infections of the Upper Pediatric Airway: Retropharyngeal Abscess

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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