An Immune Competant Pediatric Case of Retropharyngeal Abscess Caused by Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

Nadir Bir Pediyatrik Retrofarengeal Abse Olgusu


  • Tugba Bedir
  • Aslınur Ozkaya Parlakay Ankara City Hospital
  • Serhat Emeksiz Ankara City Hospital
  • Seyma Butun Turk Ankara City Hospital
  • Belgin Gulhan Ankara City Hospital
  • Saliha Kanık Yuksek Ankara City Hospital


deep neck infection, Klebsiella pneumoniae, retropharyngeal abscess


Retropharyngeal abscess is a alife threatening disease in children. Retropharyngeal infections are mainly caused by staphylococci, streptococci and anaerobes. The presence of Klebsiella pneumoniae in deep neck infections is considered quite rare in both adults and children especially without any comorbidities. Besides, community acquired extended spectrum beta lactamase is increasing unfortunately even in pediatric previously healthy patients. Herein we report a pediatric immunocompetant case who presented with a fatal deep neck infection caused by Klebsiella pneumonia.