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Severe tonsillitis. Close-up of the mouth of a patient with bilateral tonsillitis (infection of both tonsils). Symptoms include fever, pain on swallowing or opening the mouth, headache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Treatment depends on whether the cause is viral or bacterial. The tonsils are oval masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the mouth that normally help fight infection but sometimes become infected themselves. Magnification: x1.5 at 35mm size.
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