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Peritonsillar Abscess (cont.)

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Author: Jeffrey S Lubin, MD, Staff Physician, Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Kenneth Williams, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Brown University.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Quinn, MD, Director of Research Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

Last Editorial Review: 8/10/2005

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A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a localized accumulation of pus in the peritonsillar tissues that forms as a result of suppurative tonsillitis.

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