Throat cultures from an adult pharyngitis patient yielded as a single organism, with a very high bacterial count. The isolate was found to be macrolide and fluoroquinolone resistant, and the same strain was cultured from the patient's denture washing solution. Ceftriaxone therapy, a gradual reduction in the bacterial count and progressive clinical improvement proceeded at the same pace, so we labelled this clinical case as a pneumococcal pharyngitis.


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