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peritonsillar abscess

[‚per·ə′täns·əl·ər ′ab‚ses]
(medicine)
An abscess forming in acute tonsillitis around one or both tonsils.
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Results: Open-mouth thermal photographic images were obtained preoperatively from patients, and asymmetric hot spots with significantly higher temperatures in the peritonsillar area were identified as abscesses.
The complications of an untreated peritonsillar abscess include epiglottis, parapharyngeal abscess, retropharyngeal space abscess, jugular vein thrombosis, and sepsis.
Blumberg et al in his review reported that parapharyngeal space is the second most common space involved in deep neck space infections next to peritonsillar space.
Fullness over the right peritonsillar arch suggestive of possible developing PTA was documented.
Peritonsillar abscess is normally caused by Gram-positive bacteria such as Streptococci and anaerobic bacteria.
to prevent suppurative complications - peritonsillar abscess, sinusitis and retropharyngeal abscess
The patient was diagnosed as cryptic tonsillitis and peritonsillar abscess and was hospitalized.
in their article assessing the time trend analysis of antibiotic prescription in general practice and hospital admissions for peritonsillar abscess, mastoiditis and rheumatic fever in children, found that there was no increase in hospital admissions with rheumatic fever or peritonsillar abscess in the UK following a policy of restricted antibiotic prescribing.
Extra capsular causes of trismus include peritonsillar abscess dental infections, noma, trauma to mouth closing muscles, mandibular nerve blocks, tetanus, cancer, microstomia, osteochondroma of the mandibu- lar coronoid process, submucous fibrosis due to chew-
In Lemiere's disease--the "forgotten disease" since many doctors are unaware of it--patients (usually young, healthy adults) start out with pharyngitis, which creates a peritonsillar abscess where anaerobic bacteria can flourish and penetrate into the neighboring jugular vein in the neck.
The isolates were recovered from blood cultures, wound swabs, aspirates of peritonsillar abscesses, abscesses in the inner body, and catheter tips.