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Fusobacterium necrophorum tonsillitis: an important cause of tonsillitis in adolescents and young adults.

TitleFusobacterium necrophorum tonsillitis: an important cause of tonsillitis in adolescents and young adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJensen, A, Hansen, TM, Bank, S, Kristensen, LH, Prag, J
JournalClin Microbiol Infect
Volume21
Issue3
Pagination266.e1-3
Date Published2015 Mar
ISSN1469-0691
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Child, Denmark, Female, Fusobacterium Infections, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Humans, Male, Retrospective Studies, Tonsillitis, Young Adult
Abstract

The role of Fusobacterium necrophorum in tonsillitis in adolescents and young adults was retrospectively investigated by culture examination. We compared the prevalence of F. necrophorum in 212 subjects with confirmed clinical tonsillitis and in 176 subjects with confirmed no clinical tonsillitis. The prevalence of F. necrophorum was significantly higher (p < 0.001) in subjects with clinical tonsillitis (27%) compared to subjects with no clinical tonsillitis (6%). These results clearly demonstrate the role of F. necrophorum in tonsillitis. By diagnosing and treating F. necrophorum tonsillitis with, for example, penicillin, metronidazole, or both, we might prevent some cases of Lemierre syndrome.

DOI10.1016/j.cmi.2014.09.020
Alternate JournalClin Microbiol Infect
PubMed ID25658551