La tonsillite ricorrente e la tonsillite focale: Una rivisitazione

Translated title of the contribution: Focal and recurrent pharyngitis: A review

P. D'Agaro, F. Panizon, A. Ventura, E. Zocconi

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20 cases of recurrent pharyngitis, among whom 9 have undergone tonsillectomy, are compared with 9 cases of tonsillar hypertrophy, all of whom had undergone surgery. Adenovirus etiology was confirmed in 8 out of 14 cases belonging to the first group in whom appropriate laboratory examinations could be performed, and in 1 out of 9 cases of the second group. Based on these findings and on a literature review an auto-inflammatory hypothesis of recurrent pharyngitis is proposed. Adenovirus, and EBV in older children could be the sensitising agent. The Authors suggest that recurrent pharyngitis, when criteria of cyclicity, abnormality of inflammatory markers and intercritical normality are satisfied, may not be differentiated from FPAPA syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionFocal and recurrent pharyngitis: A review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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