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Can you die from tonsillitis?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Tonsillitis is a treatable infection.
Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. Tonsillitis may be followed by renal and heart disease.

In brief: Rarely

Tonsillitis is a treatable infection.
Left untreated, in rare circumstances, the infection may spread to other tissues, cause septicemia and death. Tonsillitis may be followed by renal and heart disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Only if complication

You will not die from tonsillitis.
But complications of tonsillitis can lead to very serious problems. Heart disease, kidney disease if the Streptococcus is the cause. Peritonsillar abscess can lead to complications. So if the tonsillar infection extends beyond the anatomical region of the tonsil, there can be serious life-threatening complications.

In brief: Only if complication

You will not die from tonsillitis.
But complications of tonsillitis can lead to very serious problems. Heart disease, kidney disease if the Streptococcus is the cause. Peritonsillar abscess can lead to complications. So if the tonsillar infection extends beyond the anatomical region of the tonsil, there can be serious life-threatening complications.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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