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The main symptom of tonsillitis is a sore throat, which usually appears red and inflamed along with the tonsils. The tonsils may have spots on them or pus that covers them in patches or entirely.
Last Revised: December 6, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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