Staphylococcus aureus retropharyngeal abscess in children

Nicholas K. Brown, Kristina G. Hulten, Edward O. Mason, Sheldon L. Kaplan

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A retrospective review of 33 patients comparing community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) with community-associated methicillin-susceptible S. aureus RPA from 2002-2013 at Texas Children's Hospital revealed most cases of S. aureus RPA have been due to community-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus, which appears to be associated with a more complicated clinical course than RPA caused by community-associated methicillin-susceptible S. aureus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-456
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 21 2015


  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • USA300
  • children
  • methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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