What is the role of medications in the treatment of a retropharyngeal abscess (RPA)?

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

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to eradicate the infection, to reduce morbidity, and to prevent complications. Intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage is indicated in the treatment of retropharyngeal abscess.


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