When strep throat is something else: Forgotten bacterium is cause of many severe sore throats in young adults

17 febrero 2015

New research suggests that Fusobacterium necrophorum more often causes severe sore throats in young adults than streptococcus — the cause of the much better known strep throat. The findings, suggest physicians should consider F. necrophorum when treating severe sore throat in young adults and adolescents that worsens.