International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Acute group a streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in children
Dr. Basma Jasims Obaid, Dr. Iman Abdul Wahhab Hasan and Dr. Sarab Shakir Abbas
Hundred patients with acute tonsillopharyngitis attending the outpatient of Central Teaching Hospital of Pediatric were studied between August 2018 and February 2019. GAS were isolated from 34 (34%) of cases, the peak incidence was found in children between the age 6-8 years. There were no sex differences. The commonest presenting symptoms were fever, dysphagia and sore throat and the commonest signs were tonsillopharyngeal erythema, tonsillopharyngeal exudate and tender-anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. No growth or growth of normal flora found in 56 (56%) of cases and other bacterial in 10 (10%). Patients treated for 10 days course of oral penicillin therapy (penicillin V) and the clinical cure was 22 (88%) and treatment failure was found in 3 (12%) of cases. No complications were encountered.
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Dr. Basma Jasims Obaid, Dr. Iman Abdul Wahhab Hasan, Dr. Sarab Shakir Abbas. Acute group a streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in children. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2019;2(1):29-35. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2019.v2.i1a.25