The role of viruses in the pathogenesis of peritonsillar abscess

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Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most frequent complication of acute tonsillitis and a prevalent cause for acute admission to otorhinolaryngology departments. Our aim was to examine the role of viruses in the pathogenesis of PTA, as this has not previously been considered. We examined both palatine tonsils from 25 patients undergoing acute tonsillectomy… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-012-1573-2

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@article{Rusan2012TheRO, title={The role of viruses in the pathogenesis of peritonsillar abscess}, author={Margareta Rusan and Tobias Klug and Jamie Henriksen and Svend Ellermann-Eriksen and Kurt Fuursted and Terese Ovesen}, journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases}, year={2012}, volume={31}, pages={2335-2343} }