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Anatomy of Pharynx

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The most common organism causing acute tosillitis is:



A Staph aureus

B Anaerobes

C Hemolytic streptococci

D Pneumococcus

Ans. C Hemolytic streptococci Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 34 7, 6th/ed p 288; Current Otolaryngology 2nd/ed p 347

Explanation

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci is the M/C organism causing acute tonsillitis

Other causes are:

a. Staphytococci

b. Pneumococci

c. H. influenza

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