Microbes of the tonsils in PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphtous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Adenitis) syndrome - a possible trigger of febrile episodes.

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Periodic Fever, Aphtous stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Adenitis (PFAPA) is a childhood febrile syndrome that is often cured by tonsillectomy (TE). We hypothesized that microbes present in the tonsils may act as a trigger for the activation of inflammasomes and investigated the microbiology of the tonsils in PFAPA patients and controls. We recruited 31… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/apm.12383

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@article{Lantto2015MicrobesOT, title={Microbes of the tonsils in PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphtous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and Adenitis) syndrome - a possible trigger of febrile episodes.}, author={Ulla Lantto and Petri T Koivunen and Terhi Tapiainen and Virpi Glumoff and Pasi P. Hirvikoski and Matti Uhari and Marjo H. Renko}, journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica}, year={2015}, volume={123 6}, pages={523-9} }