TABLE 3

Streptococcal culture results at the time of patient recruitment (admission due to tonsillectomy)

Microbea (n = 95)No. of culturesb taken from patients with:
Hyperplasia (n = 35)Chronic tonsillitis (n = 45)Recurrent tonsillitis (n = 15)
GAS (n = 25)16 (3)5 (2)4 (1)
GBS (n = 2)200
GCS (n = 3)12 (1)0
GGS (n = 4)3 (1)10
Strep (n = 61)13 (3)37 (14)11 (2)
  • a GAS, GBS, GCS, and GGS, group A, B, C, and G streptococci, respectively; Strep, streptococcal culture negative.

  • b Values in parentheses indicate the numbers of HLA-C*06:02-positive results.