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Why is tonsillitis the diagnosis and not the symptom?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Dx vs symptom

A symptom describes how something feels.
For instance for a diagnosis of tonsilitis the symptoms may be pain, difficulty swallowing, swelling etc.

In brief: Dx vs symptom

A symptom describes how something feels.
For instance for a diagnosis of tonsilitis the symptoms may be pain, difficulty swallowing, swelling etc.
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