Peri-tonsilar Abscess

Etiology

  • Strep
  • Fusobacterium

Symptoms

  • Acute pain
  • Worse then simple pharyngitis
  • Localizes to one side
  • Problems/pain swallowing
  • If severe→ airway compreomise

Physical Exam Findings

  • Focal swelling in tonsilar area
  • Uvula deviated away

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