Otolaryngology Online Journal

Research Article - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2015) Volume 5, Issue 2

Prevalence of H Pylori in tonsillar tissue of patients with adenotonsillar hypertrophy using Rapid Urease Test in a tertiary hospital in a sub Saharan country

This article attempts to review the prevalence of H Pylori in the tonsillar tissue of patients with adeno tonsillar hypertrophy. Rapid urease test is used to identify the presence of H Pylori. H pylori has the ability to cause / alter many disease conditions. Its ability to cause hypertrophy of extragastric tissues like tonsil is not clear. Colonization of human palatine tonsils by H Pylori is a potentially exciting new frontier which could radically alter the management approach to patients with adenotonsillar hy-pertrophy.

Author(s): Peter Otieno Ochungo, Peter Mugwe, Wairimu Waweru

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