The tonsillitis or tonsillitis is the inflammation of one or both tonsils (oval masses of large, fleshy, tissue are in the side wall of the oropharynx to each side of the throat). These clusters of tissue contain cells that make antibodies useful in fighting infection.
Tonsillitis , from the Latin amygdăla , almond, and this from the Greek ἀμυγδάλη, 1 really means “inflammation of one or more lymphatic tonsils”. 2 Although in this case it refers, in a restricted way, only to the inflammation of the palatine tonsils.
Anginas is a commonly accepted colloquial expression. Tonsillitis (from the Latin tonsillae , from where also the Spanish tonsil ) is the common form used in English and as a medical term in German , tonsillite that of use in Italian and tonsilite , together with amygdalite , in Portuguese .
In medical practice the terms acute tonsillitis, acute pharyngitis , and acute pharyngotonsillitis are used interchangeably.
Acute tonsillitis is manifested by: