recurrent acute tonsillitis

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Recurrent attacks of acute tonsillitis are an indication for a tonsillectomy.

SIGN have stated (1):

  • seven or more well documented, clinically significant, adequately treated sore throats in the preceding year
  • or five or more such episodes in each of the preceding two years
  • or three or more such episodes in each of the preceding three years

Reference:

  • SIGN (April 2010). Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy

Last reviewed 01/2018

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