Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis

Tonsillitis/Pharyngitis:
Inflammation of the lymph tissue at the back of the throat.
Tonsils are and most susceptible to infection, between the ages of 4 years and puberty.

Clinical features:
Pain in the throat, difficulty swallowing, chills, fever (40oC or greater), swollen glands above the jaw, headache, earache, (rarely) cough.

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