Immune response to Prevotella intermedia in patients with recurrent nonstreptococcal tonsillitis.

@article{Brook1993ImmuneRT,
  title={Immune response to Prevotella intermedia in patients with recurrent nonstreptococcal tonsillitis.},
  author={Itzhak Brook and Perry A Foote and J{\o}rgen Slots and William G. Jackson},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1993},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={
          113-6
        }
}
The role of three oral flora organisms (Prevotella intermedia, Porphyromonas gingivalis, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans) was investigated in 31 children with recurrent nonstreptococcal tonsillitis. Antibody titers to the three organisms were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the 31 patients, as well as in 32 control patients who had not suffered from recurrent tonsillitis. None of the individuals in either group suffered from periodontal or dental illness. Significantly… CONTINUE READING
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