Fibrinolytic Activity in Patients with Acute Tonsillitis

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Three parameters in blood fibrinolysis, viz, the levels of fibrinogen, plasminogen, and fibrinogen and/or fibrin degradation products (FDP), were measured in patients with acute tonsillitis and the results were compared with those for healthy adults. The fibrinogen content in acute tonsillitis increased significantly (P <.001), that of plasminogen decreased significantly (P <.005), while FDP showed a higher value (P <.01). The significance of the fibrinolytic system in acute tonsillitis is discussed.

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