Hong Kong Med J 2006;12:483-5 | Number 6, December 2006
Tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess in an HIV patient
R Meher, S Agarwal, I Singh
Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
With the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the incidence of deep neck space infections and associated life-threatening complications has been on the rise. We describe a case of tubercular retropharyngeal abscess in an HIV-positive patient who developed bilateral parapharyngeal space abscesses and was treated by incision and drainage.
Key words: HIV; Retropharyngeal abscess; Tuberculosis
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