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Pediatric Infectious Disease:Unusual Head and Neck Infections

Authors
Journal
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
1042-3699
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
24
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.coms.2012.05.008
Keywords
  • Pediatric
  • Sinusitis
  • Acute Otitis Media
  • Pharyngitis
  • Lymphadenitis
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Infections in children in the head and neck regions are common, leading to frequent use and overuse of antibiotics. This review includes common as well as diverse and unusual infectious diseases, such as PFAPA (Periodic Fever Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis) syndrome, Lemierre Syndrome, Arcanobacterium infection, and tuberculous and nontuberculous adenitis, which occur in infants, children, and adolescents. In addition, the first pediatric vaccines available with the potential to prevent oropharyngeal cancers are reviewed.

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