Acute purulent tonsillitis in childhood
According to statistics, children 2-3 times a year experience pain in the throat. It can be caused by a variety of factors: viruses, bacteria, fungi, damage to the mucous larynx and pharynx. These changes lead not only to the deterioration of the general condition, but also to the development of complications from the heart, joints, kidneys, especially in the case of a bacterial pathogen of purulent sore throat.
Description of the disease: features of the flow in infants, preschoolers and children of school age
Purulent angina (acute purulent tonsillitis) is a common acute infectious disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets, and the bacterial pathogen affects the lymphoid tissue of the tonsils of the pharynx.
The development of purulent sore throat is possible in children already from the age of six months. During this period, the number of maternal antibodies decreases, and their protective mechanisms of the body have not yet formed.
At preschool age, the disease is episodic and, with proper treatment, does not lead to the defeat of other organs. In school children, angina is most often an exacerbation of chronic tonsillitis while reducing the overall immune defense mechanisms.
It is important that during the period of illness the child does not visit children’s groups, so as not to become a source of infection for other kids.
Purulent angina is a synonym for the medical term lacunar tonsillitis or lacunar angina. It is with this form of the disease in the folds of the tonsils that purulent dirty-yellow masses form as a result of the active destruction of the bacterial pathogen by leukocytes.