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Infectious mononucleosis and bilateral peritonsillar abscesses resulting in airway obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10209619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Upper airway obstruction is an uncommon but recognized complication of infectious mononucleosis. The management depends upon the degree of airway compromise. In the case described, severe airway obstruction was treated by securing the airway with awake fibre-optic endoscopic intubation and then proceeding to tonsillectomy. Bilateral inferiorly loculated quinsies were encountered unexpectedly and drained. This is the first report of 'bilateral' quinsies, associated with infectious mononucleosis and severe airway obstruction. The association, pathogenesis and significance of this finding are also discussed.
P P Burstin; C L Marshall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-04     Completed Date:  1999-05-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1186-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Airway Obstruction / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Combined Modality Therapy
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Erythromycin / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Infectious Mononucleosis / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Intubation, Intratracheal
Peritonsillar Abscess / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Glucocorticoids; 114-07-8/Erythromycin; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone

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