Mycotic flora in tonsils and adenoids. A microbiological and histological evaluation.

@article{Jokinen1976MycoticFI,
  title={Mycotic flora in tonsils and adenoids. A microbiological and histological evaluation.},
  author={Kalevi Jokinen and S Pajarre and Airi M Palva and Pirkko Sipil{\"a}},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1976},
  volume={90 10},
  pages={945-52}
}
The tonsils of 147 patients with chronic tonsillitis and the adenoids of 134 children with recurrent respiratory infections were cultured for fungal organisms and studied microscopically. A control group consisted of 68 healthy persons. Positive cultures were obtained in 64% of patients with chronic tonsillitis, in 21% of children treated with adenoidectomy, and in 69% of the control group. Candida albicans, Saccharomyces sp. and Aspergillus were the most common organisms. The histological… CONTINUE READING

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