Stories about: Greg Licameli

Clinical Consult: Tonsils and Adenoids

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It’s a common scenario in every pediatrician’s office: A mother brings in her otherwise healthy 7-year-old for a well visit, and you look in the mouth and see markedly enlarged tonsils. Does the child snore? Yes. Does the child mouth breathe? Yes. Does the child experience respiratory pauses? Not sure. But over the last year there have been two episodes of strep-positive tonsillitis, with a few days of missed school. …Read More

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