What are the signs and symptoms of acute tonsillitis?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Individuals with acute tonsillitis present with the following:

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Foul breath

  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)

  • Odynophagia (painful swallowing)

  • Tender cervical lymph nodes

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