Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 5 Issue 8

Acute Tonsillitis in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report

Diaa El Din Mohamed El Hennawi1, Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed1*, Mohamed T El Tabbakh1 and Mahmoud Hassan Eid2

1Professor of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
2Assistant Lecturer of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed, Professor of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

Received: May 25, 2023; Published: July 11, 2023

Abstract

Background: Coronavirus and tonsillitis can have similar symptoms, such as fever and sore throat, digestive discomfort, and headache. However diagnosis could be little confused.

Case Presentation: A 33-year- old female patient presented with severe odynophagia last 3 days with generalized arthralgia and bone aches. On examination there was bilateral whitish pseudo-membranous follicullar tonsillitis. tonsillar swab reported no bacterial growth or any evidence of fungal infection, superficial pseudo-membranous examined biopsy revealed acute inflammatory exudate. Real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) proved SARS-CoV-2.

Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that viral exposure to COVID‐19 is possibly a key factor in the pathophysiology pseudo-membranous follicullar tonsillitis and uses of antiviral and steroids maybe helps in control the infection.

 Keywords: Acute; Tonsillitis; COVID-19; PCR

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Citation

Citation: Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed., et al. “Acute Tonsillitis in COVID-19 Patients: Case Report".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 5.8 (2023): 13-16.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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