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.
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