International Classification of Diseases for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics, 11th Revision, v2023-01
A disease of the tonsils, caused by an infection with the gram-positive bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes (Streptococcus group A). This disease is characterised by a sore throat, fever, tonsillar exudates, or cervical adenopathy. This disease may also present with odynophagia, dysphagia, otalgia, dry tongue, erythematous, enlarged tonsils, or yellowish white spots on the tonsils. Transmission is commonly by inhalation of infected respiratory secretions or indirect contact. Confirmation is by identification of Streptococcus group A from a throat swab.
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