Familial aggregation of tonsillectomy in early childhood and adolescence

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Background The tonsils are immunological gatekeepers against pathogens. Immunological response to tonsillitis may vary clinically from no enlargement of the tonsils to nearly obstructive conditions. In this investigation, we studied the familial aggregation of tonsillectomy, as an indicator of the extent to which tonsillar immune responses to infections… (More)
DOI: 10.2147/CLEP.S148575

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