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As sexual behaviour has become more diversified, oral sex has become common (especially among younger people) and urogenital micro-organisms, such as Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae, are also being detected in the pharynx.1–,5 We performed testing for pharyngeal C trachomatis and N gonorrhoeae in patients with pharyngeal symptoms.
Among patients who presented at Tohoku Rosai Hospital otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic with acute tonsillitis, acute pharyngitis or abnormal pharyngeal sensation syndrome between June 2012 and March 2013, 225 patients gave written informed consent to the collection of specimens and were enrolled …
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