Tonsillitis is an infectious disease caused by group A B-hemolytic streptococcus, much less often by staphylococcus and other microorganisms, affecting various components of the lymphadenoid ring of the pharynx. In the bulk of cases, only the palatine tonsils are involved in the inflammatory process, therefore, the term tonsillitis means inflammation of this particular department. For the occurrence of tonsillitis, a change in the reactivity of the body will be necessary, due to intoxication, general and local hypothermia, unfavorable working conditions, life, poor nutrition, etc.


    • Acute tonsillitis (tonsillitis)
    • Primary: catarrhal, lacunar, follicular, ulcerative membranous tonsillitis.
    • Secondary In acute infectious diseases – diphtheria, scarlet fever, tularemia, typhoid fever, infectious mononucleosis
    • In diseases of the blood system – agranulocytosis, alimentary-toxic aleukia, leukemia.
    • Chronic tonsillitis
    • Non-specific
    • Compensated form
    • Decompensated form.
    • Specific for infectious granulomas: tuberculosis, syphilis, scleroma.

See also Angina, Tonsillitis, chronic ICD

  • J03 Acute tonsillitis
  • J03.9 Acute tonsillitis, unspecified
  • J35.0 Chronic tonsillitis

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