Acute retropharyngeal abscess in a patient with anorexia nervosa

  • Alexia Kleisoura
  • Ioannis Michopoulos
  • Anna Karavia
  • Rossetos Gournellis
  • Dimitrios Lefantzis
  • Athanasios Douzenis
Case Report


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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Ethical committee approved this publication

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Second Department of Psychiatry, Medical SchoolNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University General Hospital “Attikon”AthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyKorgialenio Benakio HospitalAthensGreece

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