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Cervical Lymphadenitis, Suppurative Parotitis, Thyroiditis, and Infected Cysts

Authors
Journal
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
0891-5520
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.004
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Neck masses are common and have a variety of infectious agents and noninfectious causes. This article reviews the more common infectious causes of neck masses—cervical lymphadenitis, suppurative parotitis, thyroiditis, and infected cysts. Important clinical pearls, diagnostic evaluation including laboratory studies, and imaging are summarized. Methods for prevention are highlighted.

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