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Clinical features

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Clinical features include:

  • sore throat
  • otalgia
  • headache and malaise

On examination:

  • patient is pyrexial
  • tonsils are enlarged and may be exuding pus from the tonsillar crypts - follicular tonsillitis
  • pharyngeal mucosa is inflamed
  • fetor
  • cervical lymph nodes are enlarged and tender

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