Journal Article

Parapharyngeal Abscess Due to Cat-Scratch Disease

Sylvia H. Yeh, Kenneth M. Zangwill, Brian Hall, Laron McPhaul and Margaret Keller

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 3, pages 599-601
Published in print March 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313691
Parapharyngeal Abscess Due to Cat-Scratch Disease

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The spectrum of illness attributed to cat-scratch disease (CSD) continues to expand. Although a common cause of cervical adenitis in children, CSD has not been associated as a cause of deep fascial space infections of the head and neck. We describe a child with extensive parapharyngeal adenitis and abscesses due to CSD confirmed by histological and serological evaluations.

Journal Article.  1120 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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