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Angina: What is it? What are its symptoms and diagnosis?

Angina: What is it? What are its symptoms and diagnosis?

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Definition, symptoms and diagnosis of angina: Angina is an inflammation of the tonsils (commonly referred to as red angina or white angina depending on the appearance of the tonsils). It is viral (most often) or bacterial. The diagnosis of its viral or bacterial origin determines the necessary treatment. What is angina? Angina is an inflammation of the tonsils of infectious origin. Disease most often without gravity, angina is manifested by a sore throat causing difficulty in swallowing and fever (between 38 °c and 39 °c). Other symptoms (cough, cold, digestive disorders...) may also be present. What's the use of tonsils? The tonsils are lymphoid organs used for immune defense: They are the first dam to infectious agents (viruses, bacteria) that penetrate through the mouth or nose. There...