Tonsillar actinomycosis: A clinicopathological study

Deepa Bhargava, Barthi Bhusnurmath, K. R. Sundaram, R. Raman, H. M. Al Okbi, R. Al Abri, A. Date

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Actinomycosis has been known to involve virtually every anatomic site in the body. Although actinomycosis has been identified in resected tonsils, its possible role in adeno-tonsillar disease has received little attention. A clinicopathological study of 302 patients who had adeno-tonsillar surgery is presented. Tonsillar actinomycosis was present in 86 (28.5%) patients. The statistical analysis revealed a significant association (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalActa Tropica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2001


  • Actinomyces
  • Actinomycosis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Down syndrome
  • Human
  • Hypertrophy
  • Sickle cell anaemia
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Thalassaemia
  • Tonsil
  • Tonsillitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Bhargava, D., Bhusnurmath, B., Sundaram, K. R., Raman, R., Al Okbi, H. M., Al Abri, R., & Date, A. (2001). Tonsillar actinomycosis: A clinicopathological study. Acta Tropica, 80(2), 163-168.