Halitosis and the tonsils: a review of management.

@article{Ferguson2014HalitosisAT,
  title={Halitosis and the tonsils: a review of management.},
  author={Matthew E. Ferguson and Murat Aydin and Joseph Mickel},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={
          567-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Halitosis secondary to pathology of the palatine tonsils is considered airway (type 2) halitosis in the etiologic classification. Reports differ as to the proportion of objective halitosis complaints that have tonsillar etiology, with some giving this figure as 3%. Due to their immunologic role, even healthy tonsils usually possess some subclinical inflammation. The tonsil crypt system is also the most ideal environment for anaerobic bacterial activity in the upper respiratory tract… CONTINUE READING

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