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Tejeda RME, Rodríguez TJ, Gayosso CO
Deep abscesses of neck. Report of five cases and literature review
Rev Asoc Mex Med Crit y Ter Int 1999; 13 (4)

Language: Español
References: 12
Page: 142-145
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Objective: To report five patients with deep abscesses of neck.
Design: Case series study.
Setting: Multidisciplinary ICU of a teaching hospital of Mexico City.
Patients: Five patients, two women and three men, mean age 48.4 ± 24.8 years (range 17-84 years) admitted to the ICU from 1997 to 1998.
Interventions: None.
Results: The germs isolated were Streptococcus, C. albicans, Pseudomona, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella and Salmonella. ICU stay was 5.8 ± 3.8 days. Two patients developed multiorganic failure and they died. All the patients received antibiotics (2-4) and the abscesses were drainaged.
Conclusion: Deep abscesses of neck are associated with multiorganic failure and high mortality in our population.

Key words: Deep abscesses of neck, multiorganic failure, mortality.


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