What is included in patient education about 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

Patients should be brought to the ED immediately if they develop the inability to swallow or have difficulty breathing in conjunction with a sore throat.

For patient education information, see Medscape Drugs & Diseases' Infections Center, as well as Skin Abscess and Antibiotics.


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