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Descending Mediastinitis in a Child: Diagnostic Challenges and a Different Treatment Approach

Pediatrics and Neonatology Department, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, 4434 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(3), 505-508; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11030066
Received: 24 April 2021 / Revised: 12 June 2021 / Accepted: 12 July 2021 / Published: 9 August 2021
In children, spontaneous mediastinitis is a rare, severe and commonly misdiagnosed disease. Although standard of care treatment frequently involves surgery, we report a case of mediastinitis in a five-year-old child, successfully treated with 4 weeks of intravenous antibiotics. Ultrasound imaging was used to monitor patient response to conservative treatment while reducing radiation exposure. View Full-Text
Keywords: group a streptococcus; deep cervical infection; ultrasound monitoring group a streptococcus; deep cervical infection; ultrasound monitoring
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Lira, J.; Santos, J.; Capela, M.; Rodrigues, J.; Cunha, O.; Carvalho, I. Descending Mediastinitis in a Child: Diagnostic Challenges and a Different Treatment Approach. Clin. Pract. 2021, 11, 505-508. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11030066

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Lira J, Santos J, Capela M, Rodrigues J, Cunha O, Carvalho I. Descending Mediastinitis in a Child: Diagnostic Challenges and a Different Treatment Approach. Clinics and Practice. 2021; 11(3):505-508. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11030066

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Lira, Joana, Joana Santos, Mariana Capela, Joana Rodrigues, Otília Cunha, and Isabel Carvalho. 2021. "Descending Mediastinitis in a Child: Diagnostic Challenges and a Different Treatment Approach" Clinics and Practice 11, no. 3: 505-508. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11030066

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