Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 2, P523-541 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.004 View full text
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Nawaf Al-Dajani, Susan H. Wootton

Abstract: Neck masses are common and have a variety of infectious agents and noninfectious causes. This article reviews the more common infectious causes of neck masses-cervical lymphadenitis, suppurative parotitis, thyroiditis, and infected cysts. Important clinical pearls, diagnostic evaluation including laboratory studies, and imaging are summarized. Methods for prevention are highlighted.