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30 Possible Causes for Present but Small Tonsils

  • Tonsillitis

    Recent evidence would suggest that the rheumatogenic strains of group A beta hemolytic strep have become markedly less prevalent and are now only present in small pockets[en.wikipedia.org] This brings into question the rationale for treating tonsillitis as a means of preventing rheumatic fever.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Both patients presented with tonsillar mass. Histologically, in one case, the tonsil showed diffuse proliferation of medium-sized lymphocytes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In a small percentage of EBV-infected children, corticosteroids such as prednisone are given, but only if certain complications are present, such as inflamed tonsils that[healthychildren.org] The medium-sized lymphocytes had round or slightly indented nuclei with a small solitary nucleoli and abundant clear cytoplasm and somewhat resembled monocytoid B-cells.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Tonsillitis

    Recent evidence would suggest that the rheumatogenic strains of group A beta hemolytic strep have become markedly less prevalent and are now only present in small pockets[en.wikipedia.org] This brings into question the rationale for treating tonsillitis as a means of preventing rheumatic fever.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Primary Immune Deficiency Disorder

    Features of SCID • Absent tonsilsSmall or absent lymph nodes • Absent thymic shadow • Lymphopenias • Decreased Number of T cells • Severe agammaglobulinemia (Swiss type[slideshare.net] […] of agammaglobulinemia) • No IG’s usually present 13.[slideshare.net]

  • Elephantiasis

    Lymphatic tissue may also be present in other sites, such as the skin, small intestine, liver, and other organs.[xpertdox.com] Lymphatic tissues also include the tonsils, thymus and bone marrow.[xpertdox.com]

  • Carcinoma of the Tonsil

    We present the sixth reported case of primary small cell carcinoma of the tonsil. These tumors are usually widely disseminated initially.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • X-Linked Hypogammaglobulinemia

    Tonsils and lymph nodes are always small in XLH patients. Infections can also invade the bloodstream and affect joints, bones and the brain.[symptoma.com] […] are otitis media, sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, sepsis, meningitis, skin abscess, edema, hemolytic anemia, gastrointestinal infections caused by the Giardia parasite presenting[symptoma.com]

  • Exanthema Subitum

    A red throat with small lesions on the palate and tonsils and swollen lymph glands may be the only other significant symptoms.[southernnevadahealthdistrict.org] Irritability, malaise and runny nose may be present at this time.[southernnevadahealthdistrict.org]

  • Varicella

    Commonly, visible evidence of the disease develops in the oral cavity and tonsil areas in the form of small ulcers which can be painful or itchy or both; this enanthem (internal[en.wikipedia.org] […] progressing over 10–12 hours to small bumps, blisters and pustules; followed by umbilication and the formation of scabs.At the blister stage, intense itching is usually present[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Lymphocytopenia

    Sometimes, symptoms of the condition that caused lymphocytopenia may be present.[merckmanuals.com] tonsils or lymph nodes, suggesting an inherited immune system disorder Painful swollen joints and a rash, suggesting rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus[merckmanuals.com] […] example, people may have Enlarged lymph nodes and an enlarged spleen, suggesting cancer or HIV infection Cough, runny nose, and fever, suggesting a respiratory viral infection Small[merckmanuals.com]

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