Severe acute tonsillitis caused by Rothia dentocariosa in a healthy child

Masahiro Ohashi, Tetsushi Yoshikawa, Shiho Akimoto, Ayano Fujita, Satoshi Hayakawa, Motohide Takahashi, Yoshichika Arakawa, Yoshizo Asano

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Abstract

A 4-year-old Japanese girl developed a sore throat and high fever. Her tonsils were enlarged, red and covered with a thick white membrane. There was marked leukocytosis (26,600 leukocytes per mm3) and elevated C-reactive protein levels (23.3 mg/dL). Rothia dentocariosa was recovered from the throat swab; many Gram-positive cocci were observed in the smear from the pseudomembrane covering the tonsil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-467
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Ohashi, M., Yoshikawa, T., Akimoto, S., Fujita, A., Hayakawa, S., Takahashi, M., Arakawa, Y., & Asano, Y. (2005). Severe acute tonsillitis caused by Rothia dentocariosa in a healthy child. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 24(5), 466-467. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.inf.0000160958.26544.38