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A 25 year old previously healthy female presented with a sore throat of three days duration. Associated symptoms included dysphagia and odynophagia but no drooling was reported. Her pain progressed to the point that she refused all solid foods and liquids. She also complained of neck pain and swelling that limited the range of motion in her neck. Fever had ranged from 102-104 degrees F. She had a “raspy” voice but did not complain of respiratory difficulty, stridor or wheezing.