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Acute mediastinitis

Acute mediastinitis refers to bacterial infection in the mediastinum, which is often caused by primary pulmonary tuberculosis or histoplasmosis. The disease is divided into acute and chronic types. Acute mediastinitis often forms abscess, and the condition is serious. The common symptoms are chills, high fever, shortness of breath and neck pain. Severe cases can be accompanied by empyema, gas accumulation, mediastinal emphysema and subcutaneous emphysema. Chronic mediastinitis is mostly granulomatous.


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