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Table 3 Proportion (%) of patients and controls attending for a sore throat within 30 days and 2 years, respectively, in relation to microbiological findings at inclusion

From: A 2-year follow-up study of patients with pharyngotonsillitis

Microbiological finding at inclusion Percent
30 days 2 years
Controls (n = 108) 4 18
Patients (n = 207) 10 43
 No pathogen (n = 60) 7 38
 Only viruses (n = 49) 8 47
 Only bacteria (n = 80) 14 50
 GAS only (n = 46) 20 52
 F. necrophorum only (n = 10) 40
 Influenza B only (n = 13) 46