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Complications of Tonsilitis

Complications list for Tonsilitis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Tonsilitis includes:

  • Tonsil abscess (type of Abscess)
  • Recurrent tonsilitis
  • Permanent tonsil enlargement
  • Permanent adenoid enlargement
  • Rheumatic fever - usually prevented by antibiotic treatments of tonsilitis
  • Kidney complications (see Kidney symptoms)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • The tonsils may swell or form a peritonsillar abscess resulting in blockage of the feeding and breathing pathways
  • If left untreated strep throat may lead to a more serious condition called rheumatic fever, which can affect the heart several years later

See also the symptoms of Tonsilitis and Tonsilitis: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Tonsilitis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Tonsilitis and Tonsilitis: Introduction.

Tonsilitis as a symptom:

For a more detailed analysis of Tonsilitis as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Tonsilitis.

About complications:

Complications of Tonsilitis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Tonsilitis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Tonsilitis and complications of Tonsilitis is unclear or arbitrary.


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