What are throat tonsils? Angina is an acute inflammation of the throat or tonsils. Its name comes from the Greek “which tightens”. In the case of inflammation, the throat is tightened, causing pain. Angina may be of bacterial origin – usually in infants, and children up to 15 years – or more current, which is the malware.
In fact, ten anginas, eight are due to a virus, and two only to a bacterium. When inflammation only concerned to the tonsils tonsillitis is speaks and when it affects the throat, i.e. to the pharynx, is spoken of pharyngitis. When it is an infection of the larynx, rare, one speaks of laryngitis. Normally, the palpation of the neck region reveals the increase in volume of one or several nodes.
Types of angina
Several classifications of this infection are differentiating. Angina Erythema – Erythema means red – is called red angina. Eritematopultacea angina, also called white angina, is a variety of angina with identical red angina symptoms, but with the presence of a whitish coating or a few white spots. (more…)