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What is tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils caused by infection with viruses or bacteria. Common symptoms include a sore throat, swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, fever and difficulty swallowing.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Strep throat


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