DEFB1 polymorphisms and susceptibility to recurrent tonsillitis in Italian children.

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INTRODUCTION The tonsils are secondary lymphoid organs fundamental for immune system response against pathogens within the oral cavity. Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils that may include the adenoids and the lingual tonsils and that can be acute, recurrent, and chronic. Viral or bacterial infections, as well as immunologic factors… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.01.025

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