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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31820dc5c3
Case Reports

Severe Sepsis in a Patient With Retropharyngeal Abscess Due to Streptococcus acidominimus

Popescu, Gabriel Adrian MD, PhD; Gavriliu, Liana Catalina MD

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Retropharyngeal abscess is a rare disease in adults. Our report describes a case due to Streptococcus acidominimus, with multiple organ failure. The outcome was favorable with only antimicrobial and dexamethasone therapy; tonsillectomy was performed after clinical improvement. To our knowledge, it is the first case of retropharyngeal abscess with this etiology in humans.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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