Role of socioeconomic factors in deep neck abscess: A prospective study of 120 patients.

@article{Agarwal2007RoleOS,
  title={Role of socioeconomic factors in deep neck abscess: A prospective study of 120 patients.},
  author={Ashish K Agarwal and Ashwani Sethi and Deepika Sethi and Sumit Mrig and Shamit Chopra},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={553-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the socioeconomic factors, presentation, aetiological factors, microbiology, and management of deep neck abscesses. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary health care centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 120 patients with deep neck abscess who were managed in the department of otolaryngology between May 2004 and December 2005. RESULTS There were 54 male patients (45%) and 66 female (55%) with ages ranging from 18 months to 60 years. Most of the patients were… CONTINUE READING

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