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Section 2 - Other CNS disease related to underlying and secondary effects of malignancy

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Other head and neck infections

Other head and neck infections may occur in leukemic patients, especially involving the upper aerodigestive tract. Pharyngitis may be very difficult to diagnose in the patient with mucositis from chemotherapy. Granulocytopenia may prevent an exudative response, and on imaging, a true abscess may never form. Such an infection may progress rapidly to bacteremia or airway obstruction.

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