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Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are balls 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: July 29, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer III, MD - Pediatrics, Otolaryngology
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