March 04, 2007

Tonsillectomy Reduces Frequency of Strep Pharyngitis in Children

A recently published article suggested that tonsillectomy was associated with a decrease in the incidence and frequency and an increase in the time to the next infection in children with recurrent strep throat.

This finding is something many ENTs have suspected, but now there is evidence to support.

Reference: Efficacy of Tonsillectomy in Treatment of Recurrent Group A B-Hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Laryngoscope. 116:1946-1950. 2006. Link

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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