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Anatomy of Pharynx

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True about quinsy is: (AIIMS Nov 2011)



A Penicillin is used in treatment

B Abscess is located in capsule

C Commonly occurs bilaterally

D Immediate tonsillectomy should be done

E Patient presents with toxic features and drooling

Ans. A and E Penicillin is used in treatment and Patient presents with toxic features and drooling

Ref. Logan Turner 10thled p 86'; Dhingra 5thled p279, 6thled p248; Scott's Brown 7thled Vol 2 pp 1996,1997

• Quinsy is collection of pus outside the capsule (not in capsule) in peritonsillar area t is usually unilateral

• Patient present with toxic symptoms due to septicemia as well as local symptoms (e.g. dribbling of saliva from mouth)

• Antibiotics: High-dose panicillin. (IV benzipenicillin) is the DOC. In patients allergic to penicillin, erythromycin is the

DOC. If antibiotics fail to relieve the condition within 48 hours, then the abscess must be opened and drained.

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