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Table 1 Summary of clinical findings and blood tests over time

From: Concurrent peritonsillar abscess and poststreptococcal reactive arthritis complicating acute streptococcal tonsillitis in a young healthy adult: a case report

Timeline Clinical findings Blood tests results
Day 1: presentation to the family doctor Acute tonsillitis Not performed
Day 11: presentation to the Emergency Department Left side peritonsillar abscess Leukocytosis: 15 270/mm3 Granulocytes: 79.7%
Lymphocytes: 15.9%
Monocytes: 2.8%
Hemoglobin: 13.0 g/dl Hematocrit: 38.9%
Platelet count: 329 000/mm3
CRP: 131.0 mg/L (normal <5.0 mg/L)
Day 20: 2nd presentation to the family doctor Left ankle arthritis Not performed
Day 25: follow-up visit to the Otolaryngology Department and the rheumatologist consultation Left ankle arthralgia ASO: 412 IU/ml (normal 0–200 IU/ml)
CRP: 13.0 mg/L
Day 40: 1st follow up to the rheumatologist Left ankle arthralgia ASO: 503 IU/ml
Day 100: 2nd follow up to the rheumatologist Healthy ASO: 396 IU/ml
Day 180: 3rd follow up to the rheumatologist Healthy ASO: 262 IU/ml
  1. CRP: C-reactive protein; ASO: antistreptolysin titer.