- Rare condition, which can be a life-threatening infection if not detected early.
- Potential threat to airway should always be considered.
- Symptoms may be non-specific (e.g., fever, dysphagia), especially in children under 2 years old.
- CT scan of neck is the definitive investigation.
- Treatment includes use of intravenous antibiotics and surgical drainage.
Last updated: May 14, 2013