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Peritonsillar Abscess

  • Labs

    • Dx by px, CT if inconclusive
  • Tx

    • needle aspiration
    • Clindamycin 600 mg q6-8h (15 mg/kg q8h in children)
    • or Ampicillin-sulbactam IV 3 g q6h (50 mg/kg in children)
    • consider incision and drainage
    • outpatient abx: Augmentin 875 mg PO q12h (45 mg/kg q12h in children) or Clindamycin 300-450 mg q6h (15 mg/kg q8h in children)

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