Necrobacillosis--an unusual case of pharyngotonsillitis

J Laryngol Otol. 1994 Dec;108(12):1097-8. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100129007.

Abstract

Necrobacillosis is a potentially life-threatening septicaemic illness occurring in the previously fit and healthy. The authors illustrate a case presenting as an atypical pharyngotonsillitis with renal complications, initially misdiagnosed as poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Necrobacillosis should be considered in cases of unusual pharyngotonsillitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Fusobacterium Infections* / drug therapy
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / drug therapy
  • Kidney Diseases / microbiology*
  • Male
  • Metronidazole / therapeutic use
  • Penicillin G / therapeutic use
  • Pharyngitis / drug therapy
  • Pharyngitis / microbiology*
  • Tonsillitis / drug therapy
  • Tonsillitis / microbiology*

Substances

  • Metronidazole
  • Penicillin G