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Ear, nose, and throat 

Ear, nose, and throat
Ear, nose, and throat

Berenice C. Langdon

and Aodhán S. Breathnach

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date: 21 May 2022

Chapter 9 has four presentations of ear, nose, and throat infections, including the common cold, tonsillitis, otitis externa, and glandular fever. Each case discusses the key microbe involved and the relevant investigations and laboratory tests. In particular, cornonaviruses and rhinoviruses are discussed in the case on common cold, as well as Streptococcus pyogenes and group A strep complications such as scarlet fever and rheumatic fever in the case on tonsillitis. Otitis externa complications such as mastoiditis and malignant otitis externa as well as a common causative microbe Psudomonas auringinsa in the case on otitis externa and with regard to the glandular fever case, Epstein–Barr virus and the monospot test as well as the complications of Epstein–Barr virus including Burkitt’s lymphoma.

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