A 16-year-old man was hospitalised with a painful space-occupying lesion in his posterior neck involving muscles, soft tissues, C1 cervical vertebra and vital cervical blood vessels. The true-cut biopsy showed inflammatory tissue. The microbiological analysis, which combined classical bacteriological and molecular methods, yielded at least four different anaerobic species. The patient was treated successfully with a prolonged course of ceftriaxone and metronidazole.
- bone and joint infections
- otolaryngology / ENT
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Contributors All authors contributed to the manuscript as follows. AG, KM-G, MA and ES: discussed and analysed critically the case, revised the manuscript critically for important remarks and finally approved the manuscript. MA prepared roentgenological images analysis and description. AG: drafted the article.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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