Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, January 17th, 2005
According to a study from England, "Fusobacterium necrophorum is recognized as the cause of a severe life-threatening illness characterized by bacteremia with metastatic abscesses following an acute sore throat (Lemierre's disease). However, the importance of F. necrophorum as a cause of simple sore throat in the community is unknown."
"Using quantitative real-time PCR with primers targeting the rpoB gene," said S.H. Aliyu and coworkers, "100 routine throat swabs collected from patients presenting to general practitioners with pharyngitis were...
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