RICHARD C. ROSE III, M.D.; JOHN W. CAMPBELL, M.D.
To the editor: A recent report (1) describes the syndrome of pharyngitis due to Yersinia enterocolitica. A case we have seen may be a complication of this syndrome.
A 63-year-old man went to his personal physician because of sore throat and swelling in the right side of his neck of several days' duration. The patient had neither fever, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. Oral ampicillin was prescribed and, when there was no response in several days, he was referred with a diagnosis of suspected tonsillar cancer. A barium swallow showed no evidence of compression of the esophagus and roentgenograms
ROSE RC, CAMPBELL JW. Yersinial Cervical Adenitis. Ann Intern Med. ;99:739. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-739_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(5):739.
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