Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the glands of the throat called tonsils, which functions as first line of defense against bacteria and viruses that enter your mouth. The tonsils are a pair of soft tissue masses located at the rear of mouth on each side of the throat.
Tonsillitis may be due to bacterial or viral infections. Common bacteria and viruses include streptococcus, adenoviruses, Influenza virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Parainfluenza viruses, etc.
Common symptoms may be:
Other problems or symptoms that may also occur are:
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