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  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis) (Child) [Arabic] Public

    The tonsils are small pieces of tissue at the back of the mouth, on either side of the tongue. The tonsils are a part of the body's defensive lymphatic system. They help fight germs that cause infection and prevent you from getting sick. Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils become infected and inflamed. It is very common in children and occurs most often in children aged two to 15 years. The germs that cause tonsillitis, like most germs that cause respiratory infections, can be contagious (spread easily). Some germs are more contagious than others. When the tonsils become inflamed, the adenoids, another part of the lymphatic system, may also become inflamed. The adenoids are lumps of tissue behind the nose, and cannot be seen when looking in the mouth. Lymph nodes (sometimes called "lymph glands") are also a part of the lymphatic system. Audio available (Arabic)


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    English, Arabic

    Body Location:
    • Ear, Nose, and Throat
    Diagnosis and Therapy:
    • Surgery
    Disorders and Conditions:
    • Infant/Childrens Health
    • Tonsils,
    • Adenoids,
    • Ear
    • Tonsillitis,
    • Adenoidectomy,
    • Tonsillectomy,
    • Adenoids
    • Children,
    • Infants,
    • Teen/Adolescent,
    • Toddlers
    • Fraser Health
    • Maternal Infant Child Youth
    Professional or Practice Group:
    • Nursing,
    • Medicine
    Paper Size:
    8.5 x 11 Letter
    Paper Colour:
    Title Page Paper Colour:
    No fold
    Reproduction Rights:
    Linking Policy:
    Record Type:
    Revision Date:
    October 16, 2009
    Next Revision Date:
    October 16, 2011
    Record Created:
    April 20, 2015
    Record Modified:
    April 27, 2019
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