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Necrobacillosis – an unusual case of pharyngotonsillitis

  • Sean Carrie (a1) and Patricia A. Fenton (a2)


Necrobacillosis is a potentially life-threatening septicaemic illness occurring in the previously fit and healthy. The authors illustrate a case presenting as an atypical pharyngotonsillitis with renal complications, initially misdiagnosed as poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Necrobacillosis should be considered in cases of unusual pharyngotonsillitis.


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Mr S. Carrie, Department of ENT, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JE.


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Necrobacillosis – an unusual case of pharyngotonsillitis

  • Sean Carrie (a1) and Patricia A. Fenton (a2)


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