College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

Management of suppurative cervical lymphadenitis in a healthy 24 year-old male

ISBN or ISSN

0098-6151

Publication Title

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Volume

111

Issue

1

Date of original Performance / Presentation

January 2011

Publication Date / Copyright Date

1-1-2011

First Page

49

Last Page

51

Abstract

Unilateral suppurative cervical lymphadenitis is characterized by acute onset of 1 or more tender cervical lymph nodes and can lead to fever, cellulitis, abscess formation, and bacteremia. This form of lymphadenitis is usually caused by gram-positive bacteria. The present case details the treatment of a previously healthy 24-year-old man who presented with an acutely inflamed cervical lymph node. The patient did not respond to antibiotic monotherapy or combination antibiotics but recovered rapidly after methylprednisolone and osteopathic manipulative treatment were added to his care.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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