Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils, two lymph nodes located on each side at the back of the throat. They generally function as a defense mechanism, helping to prevent the body from infection. Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by infection with a common virus, but bacterial infections also may cause tonsillitis. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck.
Related Journals of Tonsillitis
Journal of Allergy and Inflammation, Immunotherapy: Open Access, Infectious Diseases and Therapy, Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.