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Diseases » Tonsilitis » Summary
 

What is Tonsilitis?

What is Tonsilitis?

Tonsillitis is an acute swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the tonsils. Tonsillitis is caused by a bacterial infection or a ...more »

  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the palatine tonsils. It is often caused by a bacterium. Tonsillitis may be acute, chronic, or recurrent.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tonsilitis: inflammation of the tonsils (especially the palatine tonsils).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tonsilitis: Introduction

Types of Tonsilitis:

Types of Tonsilitis:

Broader types of Tonsilitis:

Who gets Tonsilitis?

Patient Profile for Tonsilitis: Mostly children but any age possible.

How serious is Tonsilitis?

Complications of Tonsilitis: see complications of Tonsilitis

What causes Tonsilitis?

Causes of Tonsilitis: see causes of Tonsilitis

What are the symptoms of Tonsilitis?

Symptoms of Tonsilitis: see symptoms of Tonsilitis

Complications of Tonsilitis: see complications of Tonsilitis

Duration of Tonsilitis: Usually 7-10 days with treatment.

Can anyone else get Tonsilitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Tonsilitis

Tonsilitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tonsilitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tonsilitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tonsilitis: Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tonsilitis.
Treatments for Tonsilitis: see treatments for Tonsilitis
Alternative treatments for Tonsilitis: see alternative treatments for Tonsilitis
Research for Tonsilitis: see research for Tonsilitis

Society issues for Tonsilitis


Hospitalization statistics for Tonsilitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Tonsilitis:

  • 0.18% (23,300) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute tonsillitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute tonsillitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for acute tonsillitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 50% of hospital consultant episodes for acute tonsillitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for acute tonsillitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for acute tonsillitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for acute tonsillitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Tonsilitis:

Organs and body systems related to Tonsilitis include:

Name and Aliases of Tonsilitis

Main name of condition: Tonsilitis

Other names or spellings for Tonsilitis:

Tonsils inflammed Source - Diseases Database

Tonsilitis: Related Conditions

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