Tonsilittis

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Tonsilittis by Mind Map: Tonsilittis

1. Epidemiology

1.1. Most common in children

1.2. Group A Streptococcus common in winter and spring

2. Risk Factors

2.1. Young age

2.2. Frequent exposure to germs

3. Pathophysiology

3.1. Inflammation of the Pharyngeal Tonsils

3.2. Organism invade mucous membrane

3.3. Viral or Bacterial

4. Clinical Manifestation

4.1. Fever

4.2. Soret throat

4.3. Difficulty swallowing

4.4. Redness and inflammation of the tonsils

5. Adapative Response

5.1. Fever

5.2. Swollen tonsils with exudate

5.3. Painful swallowing

6. Diagnosis

6.1. CBC to determine if viral or bacterial

6.2. Throat culture