CHESTER S. KEEFER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
An abscess of the mediastinum is a rare complication of hemolytic streptococcal infection of the throat. Recently such a case was observed and, following surgical treatment, the patient recovered completely. A summary of the case follows:
Following an acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis, a man develops painful and difficult swallowing, pain between the shoulder blades, fever, and leukocytosis. Examination showed signs of a mass in the posterior mediastinum. Abscess containing hemolytic streptococci drained. Recovery.
A man, 46 years of age, was admitted to the Boston City Hospital on account of fever and sore throat. Five weeks previously he had
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KEEFER CS. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: ABSCESS OF MEDIASTINUM FOLLOWING ACUTE TONSILLITIS(ABSCESS OF MEDIASTINUM FOLLOWING ACUTE TONSILLITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1426–1432. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-8-1426
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(8):1426-1432.
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