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When you have infected tonsil and it's lymphoma can you kiss someone and they get tonsillitis?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Needs clarification: Infected tonsils and lymphoma are two completely different things (lymphoma is a type of cancer). Having said that, yes if one has an acute tonsillitis, they can spread it to someone if they are playing tonsil hockey (kissing) with someone else....[unfortunately that will be the only hockey we will see for awhile due to the nhl lockout :( ].

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