Retropharyngeal abscess coinfected with Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis after rhinoviral infection in a 1-month-old infant

@inproceedings{Shin2013RetropharyngealAC,
  title={Retropharyngeal abscess coinfected with Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis after rhinoviral infection in a 1-month-old infant},
  author={Jeong Hee Shin and Se In Sung and Jin Kyu Kim and Ji Mi Jung and Eun Sun Kim and Soo Han Choi and Yae Jean Kim and Kang Ahn and Yun Sil Chang and Won Soon Park},
  booktitle={Korean journal of pediatrics},
  year={2013}
}
A retropharyngeal abscess is a rare disease entity in young infants but can develop after nasopharyngeal viral infection. Group B Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus are the most common pathogens in young infants, however, Mycobacterium tuberculosis is very rare. We report the case of retropharyngeal abscess and coinfection with S. aureus and M. tuberculosis in a very young infant presenting with respiratory symptoms due to upper airway obstruction. Usually tuberculous retropharyngeal… CONTINUE READING