The clinical microbiology of Waldeyer's ring

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1987 May;20(2):259-72.

Abstract

The role of microorganisms in infections of Waldeyer's ring is reviewed. The agents involved are aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, viruses, chlamydia, fungi, parasites, and rickettsia. The therapeutic implications of the presence of beta-lactamase-producing bacteria are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoids / microbiology*
  • Bacteria, Aerobic / isolation & purification
  • Bacteria, Anaerobic / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
  • Candidiasis, Oral / diagnosis
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Mycoplasma Infections / diagnosis
  • Palatine Tonsil / microbiology
  • Pharyngitis / etiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification
  • Tonsillitis / etiology*
  • Virus Diseases / diagnosis