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Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2021) Volume 25, Issue 10

Acute group a streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in children

This study conducted at Alsalam Teaching hospital which is maternity and children hospital in Ninavah province in Iraq to assess the (accurance, percentage, effect of age, main presenting symptoms of acute group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis among hundred child with acute pharingitis visiting the outpatient of the hospital over aperiod of 10 months from march 1st to December 31ths 2019 was under taken in .there were 65 boys and 35 girls and their age range was 3-14years .Children with lower respiratory tract infection and those with acute pharyngitis who were receiving antibiotics were excluded from the study .History of the illness was obtained from the family of the patient .Throat swab was taken from each patient .swab was taken from each patient, streptococcal infection was isolated from 34% of the patients of acute tonsillopharngitis 45% of the patients with group Astreptococcal(18 patients) were 6-8years old ,it is more common in school aged ,there was no difference among our patients with group A streptococcal infection .the commonest presenting symptoms were fever, dysphagia ,and sore throut and the commonest signs were tonsillopharyngitis erythema, exudates and tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy .No growth or growth of normal flora found in 56% of cases .This study advice parents strongly to give full ten days course of antibiotic therapy when group A streptococcal bacteria isolated parents also should be advised for prompt medical seeking and close follow up of their children who are at high risk to developing group A streptococcal pharengitis. Author(s): Dhilal Ahmad Deab, MAKARIM Hasan Ali, Waleed MB Yahya Alsabea

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