Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and can be due to a bacterial or viral infection. Tonsillitis usually presents with painful, red and swollen tonsils that may also have crypts with pus on them. Treatment depends on the type of infection and may be conservative or require antibiotics. Repeated infections may require surgical removal.

The condition is similar to toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease, a disorder that causes inflammation to the heart. The doctors told Hannah her son had likely had the disease some weeks earlier but since recovered. According to experts the symptoms appear similar to Kawasaki disease, a potentia...

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