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Purulent lymphadenitis after peritonsillar abscess under immunosuppression : An often forgotten differential diagnosis.

04:40 EDT 25th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Purulent lymphadenitis after peritonsillar abscess under immunosuppression : An often forgotten differential diagnosis."

In the present case study, a 75-year-old, immunosuppressed man presented with recurrent cervical abscesses after a peritonsillar abscess. In the cervical region, an ulcer developed with persistent wound healing deficit. Subsequently, the patient's general condition deteriorated, showing symptoms of a Landouzy sepsis. In the course of the examination, Mycobacteria tuberculosis was detected in the cervical ulcer. He suffered from latent tuberculosis, which was reactivated by a combination of his disease, immunosuppressive therapy and the preceding peritonsillar abscess. Upon treatment with tuberculostatics, the patient fully recovered.

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Hals-Nasen-Ohrenklinik, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacher Straße 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Schweiz, Olivia.Jeleff@med.uni-muenchen.de.

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Name: HNO
ISSN: 1433-0458
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