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Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are areas of tissue on either side of your throat, above and behind your tongue. They are part of your immune system, which helps you fight infection.
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer III MD - Otolaryngology & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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