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What is the difference between chronic tonsillitis and acute tonsillitis? Is surgery a common solution for chronic tonsillitis?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Duration

Acute means the infection is new and has just developed.
Chronic means the infection has been there for quite some time.

In brief: Duration

Acute means the infection is new and has just developed.
Chronic means the infection has been there for quite some time.
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