Unusual Cause of Recalcitrant Tonsillitis
Department of Surgery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: Ashwath Narayan Ramji, Department of Surgery, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Received: July 08, 2020; Published: September 28, 2020
The etiology of infectious tonsillitis is usually easily discernable with microbiological investigations such as microscopic examination of gram stain of the exudate and culture in specific media. Rapid antigen tests have made diagnosis a point-of-care and rapid procedure. However, rarely unusual organisms may be the etiological agents, in which case routine investigations fail to uncover the cause. The report discusses the case of a male patient with syphilitic tonsillitis, an unusual case of throat infection.
Keywords: Tonsillitis; Throat Infection; Unusual Organisms
Citation: Ashwath Narayan Ramji. “Unusual Cause of Recalcitrant Tonsillitis". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.10 (2020): 29-31.
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