Complications of peritonsillar abscess due to Fusobacterium necrophorum

J. M. Oleske, S. E. Starr, A. J. Nahmias

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Even though anaerobic bacteria have been causally related to peritonsillar abscesses and secondary complications, such infections have been diagnosed infrequently. Reported by the authors is a patient with a peritonsillar abscess, complicated by cellulitis and lung abscesses. An anaerobic organism, Fusobacterium necrophorum, was identified as the etiological agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-571
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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