A Clinical Presentation and Review of the Literature
Pradeep K. Shenoy, MD, DLO, FRCS, FACS, ENT Service Chief, Campbellton Regional Hospital, NB, Campbellton, Canada.
A case of acute tonsillitis is reported where proper antibiotic treatment was not given because of a negative throat culture, and the patient presented with complications. Review of the literature regarding acute tonsillitis, its presentation, treatment and various complications are discussed.
Keywords: acute tonsillitis, throat swab, peritonsillar abscess, retropharyngeal abscess, parapharyngeal abscess, GABHS, MRSA, PANDAS, Lemierre’s syndrome.