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Table 2 Timeline: historical information about the evolution of this case

From: Life threatening abscess in the visceral space with penicillin and metronidazole resistant Prevotella Denticola following use of a laryngeal mask airway: case report





Day 1

Sore throat, limited bloodstained sputum


Day 2

Fever, dysphagia, throat pain

Clinical: laryngitis

Amoxicillin and analgetics

Day 5

Respiratory problems, worsening pain

Red, warm, swollen skin from sternum to both ears

CT: abscess in the visceral space

ICU admittance



Fiberoptic intubation failed

Tracheotomy not possible

Day 10

No more respiratory problems

Diminished swelling

3 positive cultures: anaerobe Prevotella Denticola resistent for penicillin and metronidazole

Surgical drainage

Wound on lateral pharyngeal wall

Day 14

Full recovery


Discharged from hospital