Adenoiditis laboratory findings

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mahshid Mir, M.D. [2]

Overview

Laboratory findings consistent with the diagnosis of adenoiditis include neutrophilia, positive culture for organism during throat exam sampling, and positive blood culture for the organism in severe cases.[1]

Laboratory findings

  • Neutrophilia on complete blood count (CBC)
  • Culture of swabs taken from the throat: May grow the pathogen
  • Blood tests to determine the presence of organisms in blood (especially in ill patients with acute disease)

References

  1. Galli J, Calò L, Ardito F, Imperiali M, Bassotti E, Fadda G, Paludetti G (2007). "Biofilm formation by Haemophilus influenzae isolated from adeno-tonsil tissue samples, and its role in recurrent adenotonsillitis". Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 27 (3): 134–8. PMC 2640046. PMID 17883191.

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