- Acute infection of the palatine tonsils.
- Can be difficult to distinguish clinically from viral pharyngitis.
- Most patients do not seek medical help.
- Most cases resolve spontaneously and do not require antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection.
- There is some evidence that tonsillectomy may be effective in selected children with recurrent severe acute tonsillitis.
Τελευταία ενημέρωση: Οκτ 16, 2012