Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy)





Epidemiology

  • Incidence: 30.00 cases per 100,000 person-years
  • Peak incidence: 30-40 years
  • Sex ratio: 1:1
Condition Relative
incidence
Acute tonsillitis16.67
Peritonsillar abscess (quinsy)1
Ludwig's angina0.02
<1 1-5 6+ 16+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+

Clinical features

Symptoms