Sounds like a British delicacy

A 29 y/o graduate student presents with a 4 day history of fever, chills, sore throat and dysphagia.  She denies sick contacts or multiple sexual partners.  Her BP is 116/76, pulse 104, respirations 18, temperature 39.8C (102.2F).  On exam, her voice is muffled.  Pooling of saliva and trismus is noted.  She has cervical lymphadenopathy and a deviated uvula.

This is a condition known as peritonsillar abscess, or quinsy,, often a complication of acute tonsillitis.  Occurs in patients 15-30 with all the aforementioned symptoms.  Treatment consists of needle drainage in the Trendelenburg position, close monitoring and IV antibiotics.

About papillion

Intense Often Moody Transparent Exquisitely sensitive Animated Never satisfied Curious Eternal Romantic Creative Devotedly Christian Encouraging Multi-layered Loving Quick Judge Critical Forever evolving View all posts by papillion

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: