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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 736107, 2 pages
Case Report

Chlamydia Trachomatis Tonsillopharyngitis

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University, 34718 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 25 July 2012; Accepted 30 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. B. Naguib and A. Rapoport

Copyright © 2012 Özmen Öztürk and Hüseyin Seven. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Reports about the extragenital spread of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) to oropharynx are limited. We report a male patient with progressive tonsillopharyngitis resistant to amoxicillin/clavulanic acid therapy. The patient presented 9 days after an orogenital and oroanal sexual intercourse with a female sex worker. The microimmunofluorescence revealed CT tonsillopharyngitis, and after completing a one-week course of doxycycline, the patient recovered completely. More cases of CT tonsillopharyngitis may be revealed if attention is paid to an association of sexual activity with enduring tonsillopharyngitis.