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    Attention must also be drawn to alternative pathogens for tonsillitis

    Although it may be difficult to make a distinction between retropharyngeal abscess, and retropharyngeal cellulitis attributable to organisms such as Group A bete-haemolytic Streptococcus, Staphylococcus Aureus, and Group B Streptococcus(1), retropharyngeal abscess should remain high in the differential diagnosis because Fusobacterium necrophorum(F necrophorum), the gram negative culprit pathogen,although initially givin...

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