Recurrent cervical abscess: life-threatening presentation of chronic granulomatous disease in twin infants

Citation
Aa. Mahomed et al., Recurrent cervical abscess: life-threatening presentation of chronic granulomatous disease in twin infants, PEDIAT SURG, 17(5-6), 2001, pp. 478-480
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
ISSN journal
0179-0358 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
5-6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
478 - 480
Database
ISI
SICI code
0179-0358(200107)17:5-6<478:RCALPO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Non-identical male twins presented at 12 and 13 weeks of life, respectively , with recurrent cervical abscesses and signs of imminent upper-airway obst ruction (UAO). Despite adequate initial surgical drainage, airway patency b ecame seriously jeopardised in both cases by recurrent abscess formation re quiring further intervention. Chronic granulomatous disease was eventually diagnosed in both cases. The unusual presentation of this rare condition wi th life-threatening UAO in twin infants, a scenario not previously describe d, is reported and a management protocol suggested.