Assessment of complications of tonsilitis in a tertiary care hospital in Haryana
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 3034-3037
AbstractBackground:Tonsillitis is inflammation of tonsils, a common clinical condition caused
by either bacteria or viral infection. The present study was conducted to assess
complications of tonsilitis in a tertiary care hospital in Haryana.
Materials & Methods:87 patients of tonsilitis of both genders were enrolled.A thorough
examination was carried out. Clinical features and complication of tonsilitis was
Results: Out of 87 patients, males were 40 and females were 47. The most common
clinical features were sore throat in 75, fever in 24, dysphagia in 65, cough in 32 and
lymphadenitis in 19. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Complicationswere
peritonsillar abscess in 15, rheumatic fever in 4 and acute glomerulonephritis in 2
patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most commoncomplicationsof tonsilitis were peritonsillar abscess,
rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis.
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