"Tonsillitis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Inflammation of the tonsils, especially the PALATINE TONSILS but the ADENOIDS (pharyngeal tonsils) and lingual tonsils may also be involved. Tonsillitis usually is caused by bacterial infection. Tonsillitis may be acute, chronic, or recurrent.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Tonsillitis".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Tonsillitis".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Tonsillitis" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Tonsillitis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.