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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis compared with normal tonsils

The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat, which usually appears red and inflamed along with the tonsils. The tonsils may have spots on them or pus that covers them in patches or entirely.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Last Revised December 6, 2012

Last Revised: December 6, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology

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