Peritonsillar abscesses are most common in year-olds with a predominance for males and for smokers. It is less common in children but immunosuppression increases the risk of development 2,3. Additionally, patients may be systemically unwell with fever and malaise 5. The most common pathogens are those that cause tonsillitis, namely beta-hemolytic Streptococci, with Staphylococcus aureus , Streptococcus pneumoniae , and Haemophilus influenzae also common causes 1. Infection extends through the fibrous capsule of the tonsil entering the peritonsillar space, located between the tonsillar capsule and superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle. Point-of-care ultrasonography has been utilized for the diagnosis of peritonsillar abscess, as well as for procedural guidance for incision and drainage when indicated.
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