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

Updated: Jan 08, 2021
  • Author: Joseph H Kahn, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Symptoms in children older than 1 year [3, 5, 33]

  • Sore throat 

  • Fever 

  • Neck pain 

  • Dysphagia

  • Odynophagia 

  • Decreased oral intake

  • Drooling

  • Dyspnea

  • Chest pain

  • Cough


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