Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Children Presenting with Pharyngitis.

Abstract

Fusobacterium necrophorum, an obligate anaerobic bacterium, was recently reported to be an important cause of bacterial pharyngitis with a prevalence as high as that of group A Streptococcus (GAS) in adolescents and young adults. Importantly, F. necrophorum is the primary causative agent of the life-threatening Lemierre's syndrome, and screening of… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02174-16

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