Peritonsillar abscess history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

Overview

Patients presenting with peritonsillar abscess may have a prior history of acute tonsillitis. Symptoms start appearing 2-8 days before the formation of abscess. Common symptoms of peritonsillar abscess include drooling, dysphagia, foul smelling breath, fever, headache, hoarseness, muffled voice (also called hot potato voice), odynophagia, otalgia, sore throat and stridor.[1][2]

History and symptoms

History

Patients presenting with peritonsillar abscess may have a prior history of acute tonsillitis. Symptoms start appearing 2-8 days before the formation of abscess.

Common symptoms

Common symptoms of peritonsillar abscess include:[2]

Less common symptoms

Less common symptoms of peritonsillar abscess include:

References

  1. Ferri, Fred (2015). Ferri's clinical advisor 2015 : 5 books in 1. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Mosby. ISBN 978-0323083751.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Galioto NJ (2008). "Peritonsillar abscess". Am Fam Physician. 77 (2): 199–202. PMID 18246890.
  3. Ferri, Fred (2015). Ferri's clinical advisor 2015 : 5 books in 1. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Mosby. ISBN 978-0323083751.

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