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What's the Diagnosis? - April 17, 2017


A 12-year-old girl presented at the ED accompanied by her parents with a very sore throat, hoarse or “hot potato” voice, trismus, and slight drooling. The illness had begun a couple of days earlier with fever and general malaise and quickly progressed, which alarmed her parents.

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