Jana Shaw, Author at Clinical Advisor

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Retropharyngeal abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has retropharyngeal abscess? What are the typical findings for this disease? Odynophagia, fever, neck pain with movement. Voice change, neck mass, difficulty breathing. What other disease/condition shares some of these symptoms? Other conditions with signs and symptoms similar to those of retropharyngeal abscess…

Peritonsillar abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has peritonsillar abscess? What are the typical findings for this disease? Classic clinical signs and symptoms of peritonsillar abscess (PTA), also known as quinsy, include fever, sore throat, muffled voice, odynophagia, asymmetry of tonsils, swelling of soft palate, and deviation of uvula. Some…

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