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The term refers to tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils palate.

Palatine tonsils were Tissue accumulation linfoideo who along with other structures of the same fabric make up the so - called Waldeyer ring.

Palatine tonsils were found in the oropharynx, which is the portion of the pharynx that lies just behind the mouth.

Even though no one knows what their role well, it is believed that along with the rest of lymphoid structures, the tonsils are the first line of defense and immune response (to contact and recognize a large number of microorganisms and antigens) before the pathogens by air.

Risk Factors.

The cold and temperature changes.



Avoid cold.

Do not take food very cold.

Mouthguards prevent infections.

Diagnosis and Treatment.


Is performed by the medical history and exploration of the patient.

Under certain circumstances, may be required to perform blood tests serially, or even crop of secrecciones amigdalares.


General measures.

Sleep duration of fever.

If this fails to respond adequately to the antitérmicos, take baths in warm water.


The introduction of treatment, as in all diseases, it is up to the doctor once reviewed and assessed the condition since, although in most cases no more problem, can cause serious complications, masks or tables of major importance.

And whether ultimately require treatment with antibiotics, the doctor is the most appropriate selection, which will vary according to the pathogen responsible for that, in turn, will produce pictures with clinical differences that will make you suspect one or the other and apply according germ each case the antibiotic of choice. Analgesics and antitérmicos for symptoms.


In general, it can relieve symptoms by managing the patient plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and soft diets.


Tonsillectomy, which is the removal of the tonsils Palatine, is not done as frequently as before.

Today, one can say that is an indication that he is not obsolete although it is more narrowly and precisely because it does not take place unless there are serious complications like infections that spread to other parts of the body, or a frequency of angina with high earmarking general.


Diseases and opportunistic infections.

Rheumatic fever.

Immunodeficiency states.


Generally good, without the need for surgical action, except in those cases, increasingly rare, the appearance of systemic complications.


Infectious or inflammatory processes that affect the amygdala palate occur tonsillitis or angina. The latter term etymologically comes from the word "angina" and means "constrictive pain. ".

They tend to be more common in children, revealing its highest incidence between 3 and 6 years and their frequency declined from 10 years.

The germs that are causing viruses or bacteria. Of particular importance in this age and often is the B - hemolytic streptococcus, for the complications that can lead to distance (rheumatic fever)

Signs and symptoms.

Sore throat. Unable to swallow food.

Whitish plaques on or around the tonsils, which are inflamed.

Fever, which in some cases can be very high.

As a general rule, when the virus causing the disease, the symptoms tend to be less intense and lasted less time than the bacterial tonsillitis, although there are always exceptions, such as in infectious mononucleosis.

In principle, any angina should be considered as bacterial. Within these, the most common are those produced by the B - hemolytic Streptococcus that may be responsible for important and serious complications such as articular rheumatism, heart damage, kidney or sepsis.

The disease is usually manifest with a sore throat, which can be spontaneous or induced by swallowing (act of swallowing) as well as inflammation of the pharynx or throat and a fever, reaching children in high temperatures of 39 or 40 ° C.

It presents chills, and sometimes gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal pain and vomiting.

In the exploration we found redness and inflammation of the tonsils and pharynx with or without white plates on them.

Often appearing nodes or cervical lymphadenopathy.

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