Is there any infection(s) of the nape caused by a foreign body (bacterial, viral, fungal, etc)? I mean a foreign body infection found or originating primarily or solely in the nape.

I know some ENT infections can spread to the neck but they don't originate in the neck (or the nape).

I also understand that trauma (cut or wound) to the nape can become infected or a keloid on the nape can become infected by bacteria. But as I understand, these bacteria don't have any more special affinity for the nape as they would for a wound anywhere else.

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No, there is no infection "found or originating primarily or solely in the nape". Any skin infection (eg. Staphyloccus, Streptococcus) can affect the nape of the neck. Hope this helps.


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