Alterations of the oropharyngeal microbial flora after adenotonsillectomy in children: a randomized controlled trial.


OBJECTIVES To determine whether the oropharyngeal microbial flora changes after adenotonsillectomy (ATY) in children with mild to moderate symptoms of throat infections or adenotonsillar hypertrophy and to relate these findings to recurrence of throat infections. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Twenty-three general hospitals and 3 academic… (More)


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