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A case of actinomycosis causing unilateral tonsillar hypertrophy.

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Title: A case of actinomycosis causing unilateral tonsillar hypertrophy.
Authors: Takasaki, Kenji / Kitaoka, Kyoko / Kaieda, Satoru / Hayashi, Tomayoshi / Abe, Kuniko / Takahashi, Haruo
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Acta oto-laryngologica. 126(9), pp.1001-1004; 2006
Abstract: We report a case of unusual presentation of actinomycosis in the tonsil causing massive unilateral enlargement in a 78-year-old female. To our knowledge, only three cases of actinomycosis causing unilateral tonsillar enlargement have been published previously. Since this anaerobic organism is difficult to culture, the diagnosis is made by observing its associated sulfur granules in the biopsy specimen. In the present case, treatment consisting of tonsillectomy and antibiotic therapy (penicillin) for several days produced a good prognosis.
Keywords: unilateral tonsillar enlargement / actinomycosis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/20143
ISSN: 00016489
DOI: 10.1080/00016480600590604
PubMed ID: 16864502
Relational Links: http://www.tandf.no/oto
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Volume 126, Issue 9 September 2006. Acta Oto-Laryngologica is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=00016489&volume=126&issue=9&spage=1001.
Type: Journal Article
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