Space-occupying and life-threatening infections of the head, neck, and thorax

J. D. Gradon

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    Infections of the deep structures of the head and neck are polymicrobial, rapidly progressive, and frequently life-threatening. The bacteriology, clinical presentation, and the need for multidisciplinary management of these infections are stressed. In addition, this article discusses selected head and neck infections of immunocompromised hosts and postexposure prophylaxis for serious infections of the pharynx.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)857-878
    Number of pages22
    JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases


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