What are the signs and symptoms of a retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) in adults?

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Joseph H Kahn, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

History is variable, depending on the age group. Symptoms of retropharyngeal abscess are different for adults, children, and infants.

  • Symptoms in adults

    • Sore throat

    • Fever

    • Dysphagia

    • Odynophagia

    • Neck pain

    • Dyspnea


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