What are the signs and symptoms of peritonsillar abscesses (PTAs)?

Updated: Sep 03, 2020
  • Author: Jorge Flores, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Symptoms of PTA usually begin 3-5 days before evaluation and may include the following:

  • Fever

  • Malaise

  • Headache

  • Neck pain

  • Throat pain (more severe on the affected side; occasionally referred to the ipsilateral ear)

  • Dysphagia

  • Change in voice

  • Otalgia

  • Odynophagia

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