Other less common indications include unilaterally enlarged tonsil, peritonsillar abscess
KEY WORDS: Peritonsillar abscess
, Thermography, Smartphone.
The complications of an untreated peritonsillar abscess
include epiglottis, parapharyngeal abscess, retropharyngeal space abscess, jugular vein thrombosis, and sepsis.
Our case would support the need for a high index of suspicion when findings are not classic for peritonsillar abscess
with consideration of imaging and/or a surgical procedure.
is normally caused by Gram-positive bacteria such as Streptococci and anaerobic bacteria.
Adult subject of both sexes (age greater than15 years) with Peritonsillar abscess
Pathological radio-opaque calcifications simulating tonsilloliths are of vasculature (atherosclerosis or phleboliths), lymph node calcification, calcified peritonsillar abscess
, salivary gland sialolith or an intraosseous abnormality within the mandibular ramus.
Antibiotic prescribing in general practice and hospital admissions for peritonsillar abscess
, mastoiditis, and rheumatic fever in children: time trend analysis.
These include children who have episodes that require hospitalization, complications including peritonsillar abscess
, or a family history of rheumatic fever, all of whom should be considered for referral.
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 analysis of more than 3 million records from 162 British practices over 10 years found that the risk of mastoiditis after otitis media, peritonsillar abscess
after sore throat, and pneumonia after upper respiratory infection was too low to justify antibiotics (BMJ 2007 Oct.
Our model is highly dependent on the reliability of the available information, especially the risk of peritonsillar abscess
and the risk of rheumatic fever following untreated strep throat.