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Glossary for Tonsillitis

Medical terms related to Tonsillitis or mentioned in this section include:

  • Adenoviridae Infections: Infection with a virus from the Adenoviridae family. The most common sites for infection are membrane linings such as the intestines, respiratory and urinary tract and the eyes. The infection may result in a range of symptoms depending on the particular virus involved. Transmission usually occurs through breathing in the germs or through fecal-oral contact. The infection is contagious.
  • Adenovirus infection in immunocompromised patients: Infection with a virus from the Adenoviridae family that occurs in a patient with a weakened immune system. The infection in these people is serious and can be fatal. The infection may result in a range of symptoms depending on the particular virus involved. Transmission usually occurs through breathing in the germs or through fecal-oral contact.
  • Adenoviruses: Common viruses causing common cold and various other ailments.
  • Asrar-Facharzt-Haque syndrome: A form of sinus histiocytosis characterized by lymphadenopathy as well as involvement of other tissues such as the sinus cavity, skin, lungs, bone, eyes, kidneys, testes, head and neck area and the central nervous system. Symptoms vary according to the organ involved. The condition usually runs a prolonged course with spontaneous remission occurring in some cases. Rare cases may be fatal.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Chronic tonsillitis: Chronic infection/inflammation of the tonsils.
  • Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
  • Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
  • Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Food symptoms: Symptoms related to food.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Inflammatory symptoms: Symptoms related to inflammation.
  • Lemierre's syndrome: A very rare condition where a throat infection leads to secondary infection and blood clot formation in the internal jugular vein. The infected blood clot can then travel to other parts of the body and cause problems. The usual bacterial culprit is Fusobacterium necrophorum.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Neck symptoms: Symptoms affecting the neck
  • Peritonsillar abscess: also known as quinsy
  • Pneumococcus: Bacteria causing ear infections, pneumococcal pneumonia, and pneumococcal meningitis.
  • Quinsy: Tonsil abscess
  • Red throat: Redness inside the throat
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Rosai-Dorfman disease: A rare condition characterized by excessive production and accumulation of a particular white blood cell (histiocyte). Accumulation primarily occurs in the lymph nodes, especially in the neck, but may also occur in the skin, central nervous system, digestive tract and kidneys.
  • Severe tonsillitis: severe infection of the tonsils
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Streptococcal Infections: Various "strep" bacterial infections.
  • Swallowing symptoms: Problems with the ability to swallow
  • Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Tonsil symptoms: Symptoms affecting the tonsils
  • Tonsilitis: Inflammation of the tonsils in the throat.
  • Tularemia: A rare infections disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis (a gram-negative pleomorphic coccobacillus). Transmission occurs through contact with infected animals or there habitats e.g. bites from infected insects or other animals, eating infected wild animals, contact with contaminated water and soil. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the method of infection. For example infection through inhalation can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia, eating infected animals can cause a sore throat and abdominal symptoms and transmission through the skin can cause result in a painful skin ulcer.
  • Upper Respiratory Infection: The occurrence of an infection of the upper respiratory tract

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