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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

Common risk factors in the development of peritonsillar abscess include smoking, previous peritonsillar abscess episodes, history of recurrent Inflammation of the pharynx and tonsils.[1][2]

Risk Factors

Common risk factors in the development of peritonsillar abscess include:[1][2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lehnerdt G, Senska K, Fischer M, Jahnke K (2005). "[Smoking promotes the formation of peritonsillar abscesses]". Laryngorhinootologie. 84 (9): 676–9. doi:10.1055/s-2005-870289. PMID 16142623.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dilkes MG, Dilkes JE, Ghufoor K (1992). "Smoking and quinsy". Lancet. 339 (8808): 1552. PMID 1351238.

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