Prevalence of tonsillar Actinomyces in children undergoing tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing compared with recurrent tonsillitis.

@article{Riffat2009PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of tonsillar Actinomyces in children undergoing tonsillectomy for sleep disordered breathing compared with recurrent tonsillitis.},
  author={Faruque Riffat and Paul T. Walker},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={1111-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of tonsillar actinomycosis in pediatric tonsillectomies performed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) compared with recurrent infective tonsillitis. METHODS All tonsillectomy specimens performed in a pediatric otolaryngology practice over a 10-year period were sent to the same pathology laboratory for histological analysis for the prevalence of Actinomyces. A database of 1213 children was generated and analyzed to determine any significant differences in… CONTINUE READING
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