Medical Challenge- You make the diagnosis
The patient is a 25 year old man who has a severe sore throat, some drooling and difficulty swallowing for the past day. His temperature is 100 and he has no appetite. When you look in his mouth and ask him to say "ahhh"...this is what you see.
What is the diagnosis:
1. Ludwig's angina
2. Glossopharyngeal nerve palsy
3. Pharyngeal gonorrhea
4. Bilateral peritonsillar abscess
5. Infectious mononucleosis
The answer will be posted tomorrow. Click on the image for a better view.