Instructive CasesNon-tuberculous Mycobacterial Infection of the Retropharyngeal SpaceWeng, Alastair MD*; Curtis, Nigel PhD*,†,‡; Kadambari, Seilesh PhD†,§,¶; Gardiner, Kaya MPH‡,‖; Burgner, David PhD*,†,‡,**; Gwee, Amanda PhD*,†,‡ Author Information From the *Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia †Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ‡Infection and Immunity Theme, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Victoria, Australia §Oxford Vaccine Group, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, UK ¶NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford, UK ‖Department of Research Operations, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia **Department of Paediatrics, Monash University, Victoria, Australia Accepted for publication March 16, 2022 The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s website (www.pidj.com). Address for correspondence: Amanda Gwee, PhD, Department of General Medicine, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 50 Flemington Rd Parkville VIC 3052, Australia. E-mail: [email protected]. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: July 2022 - Volume 41 - Issue 7 - p e286-e289 doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003548 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract We report a case of Mycobacterium avium complex infection of the retropharyngeal space in a 20-month-old girl. We also summarize the published literature on the pathogenesis and management of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections of the retropharynx. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.