TONSILLITIS

Tonsillitis
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Tonsillitis
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A Mind Map of Tonsillitis.

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TONSILLITIS
  1. TYPES
    1. Bacteria
      1. Throat swab culture
      2. Viral
        1. If swab negative
      3. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
        1. Tonsillitis, inflammatory infection of the tonsils caused by invasion of the mucous membrane by microorganisms, usually hemolytic streptococci or viruses. (Britannica, 2014)
        2. VITAL SIGNS OF JENNIFER
          1. Temp: 102.8°
            1. HR: 128
              1. RR: 24
              2. CLINICAL PRESENTATION
                1. Diffuse Extudates
                  1. Fever
                    1. Sore Throat
                      1. Tender Tonsils
                        1. Malaise
                          1. Hot & Dry Skin
                          2. DEFINITION
                            1. Inflamation of the tonsils
                            2. ADAPTIVE RESPONSE
                              1. Swollen and tender lymph nodes
                                1. Fever
                                  1. Enlarged tonsils with exudate
                                  2. MANAGEMENT
                                    1. VIRAL
                                      1. Hydration
                                        1. Rest
                                          1. Pain & Fever Control
                                          2. BACTERIAL
                                            1. Treat With Antibiotics
                                              1. Erythromycin (Medscape, 2012)
                                                1. Pencillin (Medscape, 2012)
                                                  1. Clindamycin (Medscape, 2012)
                                                2. RECURRENT INFECTIONS
                                                  1. Surgery may be recommended (Tonsilectomy)
                                                    1. Children with a recurring tonsillitis may benefit from a tonsillectomy (Huether & McCance, 2012)
                                                3. FUNCTION OF THE TONSILS
                                                  1. To trap bacteria and viruses that you may breathe in
                                                  2. EPIDIMIOLOGY
                                                    1. Tonsillitis caused by bacteria (streptococcus species) Streptococcus species typically occurs in children aged 5 to 15 years, while viral tonsillitis is more common in younger children.
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