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Journal : Majalah Kedokteran Andalas

Retropharyngeal abscess, submandibular abscess, and regio colli abscess with bronchopneumonia in a 2.5-month-old boy Yusra, Irhamna; Yani, Finny Fitry
Majalah Kedokteran Andalas Vol 42, No 3 (2019): Published in September 2019
Publisher : Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Andalas

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.25077/mka.v42.i3.p137-145.2019

Abstract

Deep neck space infections (DNSIs) in pediatric require more intimate management because of their rapidly progressive nature. Delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to life-threatening complications. Objective: To report DNSIs as one of emergency case in children. Early diagnosis and immediate management can decrease morbidity and mortality rate in children. Case: A case of a 2.5-month-old boy with chief complain breathlessness due to deep neck space infections and bronchopneumonia. Patient was getting better after surgical drainage. Conclusions: It most commonly occurs in children younger than four years of age having medical history of streptococcal pharyngitis, rarely as a complication of recent trauma, odontogenic infection or extension of vertebral osteomyelitis. Management often consists of antimicrobial therapy and surgical drainage. With the cooperation of ENT specialist and pediatrician/pediatric infectious disease specialist. Management in PICU is mandatory due to high risk of complications.