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Acute ulcerative tonsillitis due to mixed infection with Treponema vincenti (see spirochetes below), Fusobacterium plauti and other spirochetes, Bacteroides species.
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Unilateral dysphagia, smeary tonsillar coating, crater-like ulcer at the upper tonsillar pole. Painful swelling of lymph nodes. Foetor ex ore. Response to penicillin is good.
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Pathogens cannot be cultivated. Therefore microscopic detection (presence of rod bacteria and treponemes)
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Penicillin V: Adults: 3 times/day 600,000 IU or 2 times/day 1 million IU p.o. for 7-10 days, in children 50,000-100,000 IU/kg bw/day.
Alternative: In penicillin allergy erythromycin (e.g. paediathrocin) 3-4 times/day 250-500 mg p.o. or i.v., children 20-50 mg/kg bw/day spread over 2-4 ED, clarithromycin (e.g. Klacid) 2 times/day 250-500 mg p.o., children 15 mg/kg bw/day spread over 2 ED, alternatively cephalosporins.
For relapse p.o. cephalosporin or clindamycin (e.g. Sobelin) 3-4 times 300 mg/day p.o., children 8-25 mg/kg bw/day p.o. in 4 EDs.
For severe pain, analgesics such as paracetamol (e.g. ben-u-ron Supp.) for children or acetylsalicylic acid (e.g. ASS) for adults.
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With adequate therapy usually rapid healing. Spontaneous healing is also possible. Under immunosuppression, necrotizing inflammation that progresses beyond the organ boundaries and leaves severe destruction(N0ma).
Incoming links (11)Angina, streptococcal angina; Borrelia vincenti; Chlorhexidine mouth rinse solution 0.1 or 0.2% (nrf 7.2.); Dexpanthenol solution 5% (nrf 7.3.); Fusospirochetosis; Halitosis; Herpangina; Stomatitis plaut-vincenti; Tormentil myrrh astringent (nrf 7.1.); Treponematoses; ... Show all
Outgoing links (17)Acetylsalicylic acid; Analgesics; Cephalosporins; Chlorhexidine; Chlorhexidine mouth rinse solution 0.1 or 0.2% (nrf 7.2.); Clindamycin; Dexpanthenol; Dexpanthenol solution 5% (nrf 7.3.); Diphtheria; Erythromycin; ... Show all
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