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Klebsiella pneumonia as a rare cause of parapharyngeal abscess

Mohamad M Irfan, Fairuz M Ibrahim

Abstract


The incidence of parapharyngeal abscess has reduced dramatically, with the evolution of antibiotics. In a high risk patient for example diabetics, the condition do occur and the abscess is usually well formed and frank abscess will be drained. We report a case of diabetic lady who presented with left neck mass. Imaging showed collection of pus with trapped air under the fascia. Culture from drainage obtained revealed Klebsiella pneumonia, which is a rare organism in the region.

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