Detection of respiratory viruses and atypical bacteria in children's tonsils and adenoids

Lorenzo Drago, Susanna Esposito, Elena De Vecchi, Paola Marchisio, Francesco Blasi, Elena Baggi, Pasquale Capaccio, Lorenzo Pignataro

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Abstract

The tonsils and adenoids of 44 children were analyzed for the detection of respiratory syncytial virus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Viruses were detected in 47.7% of the children and 37.3% of the specimens, with adenovirus and parainfluenza viruses being the most frequently detected microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-370
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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