Peritonsillar abscess may not always be a complication of acute tonsillitis: A prospective cohort study

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Sanmark , E , Wikstén , J , Välimaa , H , Aaltonen , L-M , Ilmarinen , T & Blomgren , K 2020 , ' Peritonsillar abscess may not always be a complication of acute tonsillitis: A prospective cohort study ' , PLoS One , vol. 15 , no. 4 , 0228122 . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228122

Title: Peritonsillar abscess may not always be a complication of acute tonsillitis: A prospective cohort study
Author: Sanmark, Enni; Wikstén, Johanna; Välimaa, Hannamari; Aaltonen, Leena-Maija; Ilmarinen, Taru; Blomgren, Karin
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital Area
University of Helsinki, HUS Head and Neck Center
University of Helsinki, Department of Virology
University of Helsinki, HUS Head and Neck Center
University of Helsinki, HUS Head and Neck Center
University of Helsinki, HUS Head and Neck Center
Date: 2020-04-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: PLoS One
ISSN: 1932-6203
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/316200
Abstract: The present study aimed to specify diagnostics for peritonsillar abscesses (PTAs) and to clarify the role of minor salivary glands. This prospective cohort study included 112 patients with acute tonsillitis (AT) and PTA recruited at a tertiary hospital emergency department between February and October 2017. All patients completed a questionnaire concerning their current disease. Serum amylase (S-Amyl) and C-reactive protein (S-CRP) levels, tonsillar findings, and pus aspirate samples and throat cultures were analyzed. Eight of 58 PTA patients (13.8%) had no signs of tonsillar infection. The absence of tonsillar erythema and exudate was associated with low S-CRP (p
Subject: 3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
FUSOBACTERIUM-NECROPHORUM
PATHOGENESIS
MICROBIOLOGY
MANAGEMENT
INFECTION
PAROTITIS
THROAT
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