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Tonsillitis Summary

Description: Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the PALATINE TONSILS but the ADENOIDS (pharyngeal tonsils) and lingual tonsils may also be involved. Tonsillitis usually is caused by bacterial infection. Tonsillitis may be acute, chronic, or recurrent.

Also Known As: Tonsillitides

Networked: 1570 relevant articles (96 outcomes, 221 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Tonsillitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Penicillin V (Phenoxymethylpenicillin) : 11 outcomes 13 studies in 63 results : FDA 37 Generic
  2. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 6 outcomes 12 studies in 125 results : IBA
  3. Penicillins (Penicillin) : 6 outcomes 12 studies in 114 results : FDA 1
  4. Amoxicillin (Wymox) : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 36 results : FDA 105 Generic
  5. Erythromycin (Erycette) : 4 outcomes 9 studies in 31 results : FDA 66 Generic
  6. Azithromycin (Zithromax) : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 19 results : FDA 39 Generic
  7. Cefaclor (Ceclor) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 11 results : FDA 34 Generic
  8. Clarithromycin (Biaxin) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 21 results : FDA 22 Generic
  9. Clavulanic Acid (Potassium Clavulanate) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 10 results : FDA 37 Generic
  10. cefprozil (Cefzil) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 11 results : FDA 16 Generic
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Diseases Related to Tonsillitis

  1. Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)
  2. Infection
  3. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  4. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection)
  5. Sinusitis
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Key Therapies for Tonsillitis

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  1. Tonsillectomy : 29 outcomes 83 studies in 474 results
  2. Lasers (Laser) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 18 results
  3. Intravenous Injections : 1 outcome in 7 results
  4. Gas Lasers : 1 outcome in 4 results
  5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) : 1 outcome in 4 results
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