a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Kent County Ophthalmic and Aural Hospital, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
A case of a deep neck abscess caused by Salmonella enteritidis in a 29-year-old previously undiagnosed diabetic patient is reported. Review of relevant literature has shown 11 cases of Salmonella neck abscess. Predisposing conditions include immunosuppression due to any cause. Salmonella sp. should be included in the differential diagnosis of head and neck abscesses in predisposed individuals and treated accordingly.
(Accepted March 20 1997)
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