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Patients referred to tertiary care centers with acute throat infections are most often treated with antibiotics. However, very little is know concerning the prevalent pathogens in patients with acute throat infections without abscess formation. Evidence suggests that Fusobacterium necrophorum plays an important role in complications of acute tonsillitis (e.g. peritonsillar abscess), but also uncomplicated acute tonsillitis.
This study aims to explore the throat microbiology of patients with severe acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar cellulitis, or infectious mononucleosis with a special attention to a possible role of Fusobacterium necrophorum.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Aarhus University Hospital
Not yet recruiting
Aarhus University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-03-23T07:08:25-0400
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