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What causes acute follicular tonsillitis?

Hi Dr,
My 2 yr old son is suffering from acute follicular tonsillitis. He has been put on antibiotics and analgesics now.
Just wanted to find out the causes of this condition..so that i can take precautions, to prevent it from occuring again.
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015
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Hello,
It is caused by bacterial infection and most of the times organism is hemolytic streptococcus however sometimes staph,pneumococcal or H.influenzi can cause follicular tonsillitis.Sometimes the infection comes secondary to viral infection of throat.
Make sure that your child is not being handled by a person suffering from respiratory tract infections.
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