An adolescent presents with high fever, sore throat, odynophagia, possibly with neck swelling. A tonsillar infection is suspected, but how severe?
The uvula in the back of the throat may be shifted away from the swelling. The neck and throat may be red and swollen on one or both sides.
swelling Fever Headache Muffled voice Tender glands of the jaw and throat An exam of the throat often shows swelling on one side and on the roof of the mouth.