The Role of Beta Haemolytic Streptococci in Post Tonsillectomy Haemorrhage

Stephens, Joanna; Georgalas, Christos; Kyi, Mai; Ghufoor, Khalid
January 2007
Internet Journal of Microbiology;Jan2007, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
Infection with beta haemolytic streptococci is common, particularly in the pharynx. It is well known that the virulence factors of these organisms can produce a zone of haemolysis on a blood agar plate, but the ocurnace of frank haemorrhage has not been described in association with infections. Tonsillectomy is a commonly performed procedure, and can be complicated by post tonsillectomy haemorrhage.We describe significantly increased rates of post operative bleeding associated with beta haemolytic streptococcal colonisation of the tonsillar bed. This is a new and important finding, and should help to guide our choice of antibiotics in the management of post tonsillectomy haemorrhage.


Related Articles

  • Group B streptococcus prevalence in pregnant women from North-Eastern Italy: advantages of a screening strategy based on direct plating plus broth enrichment. Busetti, Marina; D'Agaro, Pierlanfranco; Campello, Cesare // Journal of Clinical Pathology;Oct2007, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p1140 

    Aims: To assess the sensitivity of a combined selective broth enrichment technique plus selective plating for the detection of group B streptococcus (GBS) colonisation in a large cohort of pregnant women from North-Eastern Italy. Methods: During 2002-2005, 5020 pregnant women were screened...

  • ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES STRAINS ISOLATED FROM THROAT CULTURES OF CHILDREN WITH TONSILLOPHARYNGITIS. �ft�i, Ergin; Do&gcaron;ru, �lker; G�riz, Haluk; Aysev, Ahmet Derya; Ince, Erdal // Journal of Ankara Medical School;Mar2003, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p15 

    Presents a study designed to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes strains isolated from children with tonsillopharyngitis. Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on medical research.

  • Group C and Group G Streptococci. Schwartz, Richard H.; Shulman, Stanford T. // Clinical Pediatrics;Oct1986, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p496 

    The importance of non-group A streptococci as etiologic agents of acute pharyngitis in endemic circumstances is unclear. The authors attempted to clarify this issue in patients undergoing throat culture for acute pharyngitis in a suburban pediatric practice. Of 6,694 throat cultures, 2,243(34%)...

  • Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage: Result of a 3-month follow-up. Windfuhr, Jochen P.; Ulbrich, Thomas // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Nov2001, Vol. 80 Issue 11, p790 

    Episodes of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage are unpredictable and potentially life-threatening. Primary posttonsillectomy hemorrhage (<24 hr postoperatively) is generally considered to be more common and more serious than secondary hemorrhage (>24 hr). Therefore, recent studies have focused on the...

  • Post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage.  // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Sep2002, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p665 

    Comments on a study about post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage. Statistics of primary post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage; Discussion on the prevalence of the disease; Response of the study author to the commentary.

  • Microbial contamination and inhibitory effect against Streptococcus mutans from fifth-generation bonding systems. Pinheiro, S�rgio L.; Soares, Herbert H.; Ribeiro, Mari�ngela C. // Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Biomechanics;Jan2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p52 

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate microbial contamination and inhibitory effect against Streptococcus mutans (SM) of Prime & Bond (PB), Single Bond (SB) and Excite (EX) bonding systems before use, and after 10 and 20 applications. Methods: The bonding material was collected by...

  • FURTHER NOTES ON A LYTIC PHENOMENON SHOWN BY GROUP B STREPTOCOCCI. Munch-Petersen, E.; Christie, R.; Simmons, R. T. // Australian Journal of Experimental Biology & Medical Science;Sep1945, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p193 

    A total of 200 strains of streptococci belonging to group B all produced an agent which lysed sheep red cells in the presence of staphylococcus β toxin. A total of 395 strains of streptococci belonging to other groups did not produce this agent. Group A was represented by 213 strains, group C...

  • Standard Nutrient Agar 1 as a substitute for blood-supplemented Müller-Hinton agar for antibiograms in developing countries. Niederstebruch, N.; Sixt, D. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Feb2013, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p237 

    In the industrial world, the agar diffusion test is a standard procedure for the susceptibility testing of bacteria isolates. Beta-hemolytic Streptococcus spp. are tested with Müller-Hinton agar supplemented with 5 % blood, a so-called blood agar. The results are interpreted using...

  • Poliamid ile farklı polimetilmetakrilat protez kaide materyallerinin mikroorganizma tutulumunun karşılaÅŸtırılması. Uçar, Yurdanur; Bakar, Olcay; Ekinci, Mahsum; Kayar, Begüm // Medical Journal of Suleyman Demirel University;2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p8 

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the microorganism accumulation of polymethylmethacrylate and polyamide denture base materials manufactured by different companies. Materials and methods: Specimens (n=7 per group) of 3 different denture base materials (Deflex, SR-Ivocap,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics