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Tonsillar Inflammation, a Rare Cause of Bradycardia and Hypotension

Mohamad El Abdallah*, Naba Saeed, Asadullah Mahmood, Ameer Kambod, Cynthia Piko and Jonathan Zimmerman

Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research
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Tonsillitis is a frequently encountered pathology in the outpatient setting, usually caused by viruses [1]. When bacterial, the most common causatory microbe is streptococcus group A [1]. Tonsillar and peritonsillar abscess (PTA) on the other hand are never viral, and are usually caused by streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus melleri, fusobacterium necrophorum and staphylococci [1,2]. The overall incidence of PTA is suggested to be 37/100,000 patients, with the highest incidence between ages 14-21 at 124/100,000 [3].

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