• Tonsillitis Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions
Acute Adenoiditis
  • It is an inflammation of the lymphoid tissue of the back of the roof of mouth caused by viral infection.
  • The child experience painful swallowing, snoring, sleep disturbances and ear infections.
Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Also known as glandular fever caused by Epstein-Barr virus.
  • It is especially seen in adolescents and adults and is characterized by fever, sore throat and enlargement of lymph nodes.
Otitis Media
  • Known as middle ear infection and is common in childhood.
  • It usually starts off as a blockage of the Eustachian tube (a narrow tube that connects the nasal and middle ear cavities.
  • Later, fluid gets collected in the middle ear and leads to infection and pain.
  • It is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
  • Symptoms include fever, sore throat, hoarseness and cough and bluish discoloration of the skin. Tonsils get covered with a purplish gray membrane.