"Tonsillitis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the PALATINE TONSILS but the ADENOIDS (pharyngeal tonsils) and lingual tonsils may also be involved. Tonsillitis usually is caused by bacterial infection. Tonsillitis may be acute, chronic, or recurrent.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Tonsillitis" by people in Profiles.
Infectious indications for tonsillectomy. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Apr; 50(2):445-58.
Quantitative bacteriology of tonsils removed from children with tonsillitis hypertrophy and recurrent tonsillitis with and without hypertrophy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1995 Aug; 104(8):646-52.