Penicillin failure in streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis: causes and remedies.

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UNLABELLED Penicillin administered for 10 days has been the treatment of choice for group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis since the 1950s. The bacteriologic failure rate of 10 days of penicillin therapy ranged from approximately 2 to 10% until the early 1970s. Beginning in the late 1970s bacteriologic and clinical failure rates with… (More)

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@article{Pichichero2000PenicillinFI, title={Penicillin failure in streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis: causes and remedies.}, author={Michael E. Pichichero and Janet R. Casey and Thalia Mayes and A. Barrie Francis and Steven M Marsocci and Amy M Murphy and William J Hoeger}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2000}, volume={19 9}, pages={917-23} }