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Angina (acute tonsillitis)

Angina - a common acute infectious and allergic inflammation of the tonsils, often palatine, other tonsils are involved in the inflammatory process much less often.

Forms of tonsillitis differ in etiology, mechanisms of disease development and clinical course.

Among the various microbial pathogens of tonsillitis, which include cocci, rods, viruses, spirochetes, fungi, Klebsiella, in the first place is the β-hemolytic streptococcus of group A. Staphylococcus may be a frequent causative agent.

The penetration of the pathogen into the mucous membrane of the tonsils occurs by airborne droplets or alimentary, but more often the infection occurs due to exposure to microbes and viruses that are on the mucous membrane of the pharynx. Sore throats can occur as a result of:

1) episodic infection, with environmental conditions worsening, often as a result of general cooling;

2) infection from a sick person;

3) as an exacerbation of chronic tonsillitis.

The most common classification includes the following forms of angina:

1) catarrhal;

2) follicular;

3) lacunar;

4) herpetic;

5) phlegmonous;

6) necrotic;

7) fungal;

8) mixed forms.

Sore throats can be primary and secondary in acute infectious diseases: scarlet fever, diphtheria, syphilis, infectious mononucleosis, as well as in blood diseases. Clinic

Catarrhal sore throat. The disease begins acutely. The main symptoms: burning sensation, dryness, perspiration, slight soreness when swallowing. Body temperature is low-grade. On examination, there is hyperemia of the tonsils and the edges of the palatine arches, an increase in the tonsils, they are covered with a thin layer of mucopurulent exudate. The tongue is usually dry, coated, there is an increase in lymph nodes. The duration of the disease is 3-5 days.

Follicular tonsillitis. The disease begins with a fever up to 38 ° C, but sometimes it can be subfebrile. There may be severe sore throat when swallowing, which radiates to the ear. Sometimes salivation is increased. On the part of the blood, neutrophilic leukocytosis occurs, a stab shift to the left, an increase in ESR, traces of protein in the urine may appear.

There is an increase in lymph nodes, they are painful on palpation. When examining the pharynx, diffuse hyperemia and infiltration of the soft palate and arches, hyperemia of the tonsils and their increase are noted. On the surface of the tonsils visible above the surface are yellowish or whitish dots up to 3 mm in size, which are festering follicles of the tonsils.

The disease lasts about a week.

Lacunar angina. The main symptoms: the onset of the disease is the same as with follicular tonsillitis. But the form has a more severe course. With lacunar angina with pharyngoscopy, against the background of enlarged hyperemic tonsils, yellowish-white deposits appear on the mouths of the gaps, and then on the surfaces of the tonsils. The disease lasts about a week.

Fibrinous tonsillitis. Its other names are pseudodiphtheria, pseudo-membranous, diphtheria angina. The name indicates that, despite the external similarity, this is not a diphtheria process. In some cases, fibrinous tonsillitis is formed from bursting follicles. The fibrinous film spreads over the area of ​​necrotization of the epithelium in the mouths of the gaps, connects to neighboring areas, forming a drain plaque that can extend beyond the tonsils. Sometimes a fibrinous film develops from the first hours of the disease. When the film is formed in the first hours of the disease, it is accompanied by high fever, chills, severe intoxication.

Phlegmonous tonsillitis is rare. The disease is associated with purulent fusion of the tonsil, usually a one-sided lesion. There are sharp pains when swallowing, nasal voices, spasm of the masticatory muscles.

With phlegmonous tonsillitis, the tonsil is hyperemic, enlarged, painful on palpation. Peripheral lymph nodes are usually enlarged. A matured abscess can break into the oral cavity or fiber near the tonsil.

A paratonsillar abscess is usually localized anteriorly and upward from the tonsil.
After opening it, spontaneously or as a result of surgery, the patient's condition improves.

Herpetic tonsillitis. Most commonly reported in young children. The incubation period lasts from two days to two weeks. An acute onset of the disease is noted: an increase in body temperature up to 40 ° C, pain when swallowing, headaches, muscle pains in the abdomen, vomiting and loose stools appear.

On the part of the blood, leukopenia is noted.

A complication may be serous meningitis. When examining the pharynx in the first hours of the disease, diffuse hyperemia of the mucous membrane is noted. On the soft palate, tongue, palatine arches, less often - on the tonsils and posterior pharyngeal wall, small reddish vesicular patches are visible. After 3-4 days, they resolve, the mucous membrane returns to normal.

Necrotic tonsillitis. This sore throat is extremely rare. There are complaints of a feeling of awkwardness and a foreign body when swallowing, putrid breath, profuse salivation at normal body temperature, swallowing is painless. The duration of the disease is from one to three weeks.

Fungal tonsillitis. Often found in young children. More often recorded in the fall and winter. It begins acutely, the temperature rises to 37.5-38 ° C, but more often it is subfebrile. On examination, an increase and a slight hyperemia of the tonsils, bright white, loose, curd-like plaque, which are easily removed, are revealed. The raids disappear on the 5-7th day. In smears, accumulations of yeast cells, mycelium of thrush and bacterial flora are detected.

Monocytic tonsillitis. Angina with infectious mononucleosis occurs after an increase in several groups of lymph nodes, the spleen. Changes in the throat are characterized by a picture resembling any of the tonsillitis. Characteristic features include the appearance in the patient's blood of a large number of altered monocytes.


Diagnosis of tonsillitis is carried out on the basis of clinical symptoms, pharyngoscopic examination, as well as bacteriological, bacterioscopic and serological examinations, especially with secondary infectious tonsillitis. Changes from the general blood test are important.


With angina, a sparing diet, local and general therapy are used, strict bed rest is mandatory in the early days of the disease, and then home without physical exertion. The patient is given separate dishes and care items. In severe cases of the disease, hospitalization is indicated. A milk-vegetable table is prescribed, the food should be non-irritating, soft. Locally prescribed warm rinses with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 0.1% solution of potassium permanganate, furacilin, tincture of calendula, a decoction of chamomile, calendula, infusion of sage.

The choice of antibacterial drugs depends on the severity of the disease and the threat of complications. For treatment, sulfonamide drugs such as trimethoprine in age doses are used.

With various forms of bacterial tonsillitis, antibiotics are used taking into account the sensitivity of the pathogen to antibiotics. In emergency cases, broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed.

Improvement usually occurs with a decrease in intoxication, an improvement in general condition. However, antibiotic treatment lasts from another three to five days. It is not recommended to prescribe drugs such as neomycin, monomycin, etc. due to the ototoxic effect.

In children during hyperthermia, convulsive syndrome may occur. Antipyretics are prescribed.

The treatment of paratonsillar abscess is surgical, while antibacterial therapy is carried out according to the generally accepted scheme.

With viral tonsillitis, interferon, UPC-19 spray, anti-influenza immunoglobulin are prescribed.

In mixed forms, antibacterial agents are combined with antiviral agents.

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