The clinical presentation of Fusobacterium-positive and streptococcal-positive pharyngitis in a university health clinic: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Centor2015TheCP,
  title={The clinical presentation of Fusobacterium-positive and streptococcal-positive pharyngitis in a university health clinic: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Robert M. Centor and T Prescott Atkinson and Amy E. Ratliff and Li Xiao and Donna M. Crabb and Carlos A. Estrada and Michael B Faircloth and Lisa Oestreich and Jeremy Hatchett and Walid T. Khalife and Ken B. Waites},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={162 4},
  pages={241-7}
}
Editors' Notes Context Fusobacterium necrophorum may cause peritonsillar abscess and life-threatening internal jugular thrombophlebitis. However, it is not known how commonly this bacillus is seen in patients presenting with symptoms of pharyngitis. Contribution This study of patients presenting with pharyngitis to a student health clinic found that F. necrophorum was present more often than was group A -hemolytic streptococcus. Infection with either bacterium increased with increasing Centor… CONTINUE READING

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