Retropharyngeal abscess in children: the emerging role of group A beta hemolytic streptococcus.

@article{AbdelHaq2006RetropharyngealAI,
  title={Retropharyngeal abscess in children: the emerging role of group A beta hemolytic streptococcus.},
  author={Nahed M Abdel-Haq and Ashraf S Harahsheh and Basim L Asmar},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={927-31}
}
BACKGROUND Because of a recent increase in the number of cases of retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) admitted to our hospital, we reviewed the incidence, microbiology, and treatment outcome of RPA during an 11-year period (1993-2003). METHODS A retrospective review of medical records of children with RPA. RESULTS Sixty-seven children (46 males) with RPA were identified, representing a 4.5-fold increase in incidence over a previous 12-year period. The majority (66%) of patients presented during… CONTINUE READING