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Retropharyngeal abscess after chemotherapy

Summary

Chemotherapy increases susceptibility to infection due to the effect on cell-mediated and humoral immunity. Retropharyngeal abscess is a serious head and neck infection that rapidly progresses from toxicity, whether the patient is neutropenic or not. The risk should be carefully assessed with any chemotherapeutic agent, especially docetaxel.

  • ear, nose and throat
  • head and neck cancer
  • unwanted effects / adverse reactions
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