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Prolonged and recurrent tonsillitis associated with sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis

  • Hiroshi Ogawa (a1), Kazuhiro Hashiguchi (a1) and Yukumasa Kazuyama (a2)


Chlamydia trachomatis is a common sexually transmitted pathogen. We describe six cases of tonsillitis associated with sexually transmitted C. trachomatis infection. The organism was isolated from tonsillar crypts in all patients, and from uro-genital swabs in five of the six patients. In three partners of the patients, C. trachomatis infection of the uro-genital organ was assessed. They all had a history of orogenital sexual intercourse prior to the illness.


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Hiroshi Ogawa, MD, Division of Otorhinolaryngology, The Kitasato Institute Hospital, Shirokane 5-9-1, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, Japan


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Prolonged and recurrent tonsillitis associated with sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis

  • Hiroshi Ogawa (a1), Kazuhiro Hashiguchi (a1) and Yukumasa Kazuyama (a2)


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