It is a persistent inflammation of the tonsils that occurs after recurrent tonsil infections. In chronic tonsillitis, the causative organism is located in the tonsils.


Frequent infection attacks, infection becoming chronic and permanent in the tonsils, recurrent sore throat, bad breath, enlarged tonsils making it difficult to eat and obstructing the respiratory tract, tonsil abscess, swelling in the neck lymph nodes are the main findings.


Although monthly depot penicillin injections can be used as preventive antibiotic treatment in frequently recurring infections, it is generally preferred to remove the tonsils.

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