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Peritonsillar abscess: also known as quinsy. See detailed information below for a list of 7 causes of Peritonsillar abscess, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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causes of Peritonsillar abscess as a symptom include:
An abscess in the peritonsillar tissue extending into the tonsil capsule, resulting from suppuration of the tonsil. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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A painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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Medical Conditions associated with Peritonsillar abscess:
Tonsil symptoms (24 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Swallowing symptoms (664 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Esophagus symptoms (3079 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Neck symptoms (833 causes)
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