Bilateral Tonsillitis With Peritonsillar Abscess.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
amoxicilllin-clavulanate, peritonsillar abscess, pharyngitis, recurrent tonsillitis, staphylococcus
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine
The authors present a case of an adolescent female who presented to the emergency department with a second case of tonsillitis in the span of two weeks. The patient recovered after treatment with a broader-spectrum antibiotic and was discharged home. The authors highlight the importance of weighing the costs and benefits of tonsillectomy with the potential that additional antibiotics may be enough in cases of recurrent tonsillitis.
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Alston K, Sklar R, Stead TS, Lopez Ortiz CO, Ganti L. Bilateral Tonsillitis With Peritonsillar Abscess. Cureus. 2021;13(8):e17546. Published 2021 Aug 29. doi:10.7759/cureus.17546