Pediatrics: Tonsillitis Symptoms and Causes

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What is the common cause of croup in children?

Parainfluenza Virus

Which symptom is characteristic of diphtheria?

Barking cough

How can pertussis (whooping cough) be transmitted?

Droplets from coughing and sneezing

What is a common symptom of measles infection in children?

Conjunctivitis

What is the most appropriate treatment for acute bronchitis caused by viral upper respiratory tract infection?

Cool-mist humidifier

Which statement is true regarding pneumonia?

Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites.

What is the main difference between bronchitis and pneumonia?

Pneumonia usually requires hospitalization while bronchitis does not.

Which age group is measles more common in?

Infants and children under 5 years old

What is the most common cause of tonsillitis in children?

GABHS/Strep throat

Which symptom is NOT typically associated with tonsillitis?

Runny nose

What is the most effective treatment for viral pharyngitis in children?

Rest

What is NOT a preventative measure for laryngitis?

Taking antibiotics

Which of the following is NOT a symptom of the common cold?

Cervical Lymphadenopathy

What differentiates croup from epiglottitis?

Croup comes on suddenly, epiglottitis is chronic

What precaution is recommended to prevent the spread of diphtheria?

Covering the mouth and nose during sneezing and coughing

What distinguishes pertussis from bronchitis?

Pertussis causes a dry cough, bronchitis involves a wet cough

Which symptom is NOT associated with measles?

Runny Nose

What distinguishes pneumonia from tuberculosis (TB)?

Pneumonia primarily affects the lungs, TB can affect multiple organs

Test your knowledge on tonsillitis, an infection and inflammation of the tonsils commonly seen in children between ages 5 and 15. This quiz covers symptoms such as swollen tonsils, sore throat, fever, and common causes like Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus (GABHS).

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