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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.
Hals-Nasen-Ohrenklinik, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Rorschacher Straße 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Schweiz, Olivia.Jeleff@med.uni-muenchen.de.
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An accumulation of purulent material in the area between the PALATINE TONSIL and its capsule.
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Localized circumscribed purulent area of inflammation in the periodontal tissue. It is a derivative of marginal periodontitis and commonly associated with suprabony and infrabony pockets and interradicular involvements, in contrast to periapical abscess which is attributable to pulp necrosis.
Accumulation of purulent material in tissues, organs, or circumscribed spaces, usually associated with signs of infection.
An accumulation of purulent material in the space between the PHARYNX and the CERVICAL VERTEBRAE. This usually results from SUPPURATION of retropharyngeal LYMPH NODES in patients with UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS, perforation of the pharynx, or head and neck injuries.
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