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What is Catarrhal Angina?

Description of the disease

Catarrhal angina is a disease characterized by inflammation of the tonsils caused by bacterial or viral infection. It belongs to the group of upper respiratory tract infections.


  • Simple catarrhal angina;
  • Abscessing catarrhal angina;
  • Follicular catarrhal angina;
  • Lacunar catarrhal angina.


  • Sore throat;
  • Difficulty swallowing;
  • Fever;
  • General weakness;
  • Headache;
  • Muscle pain.


Catarrhal angina is caused by bacterial or viral infection. Most often it is Streptococcus pyogenes, as well as influenza viruses, parainfluenza and others.


Diagnostics are based on history, patient complaints, general condition, as well as the results of laboratory tests.


The main method of treatment of catarrhal angina is the use of antibiotics, antiviral drugs, as well as symptomatic therapy to relieve symptoms.


Prevention of catarrhal angina includes maintaining immunity, avoiding contact with the sick, regular gargling.


Treatment of catarrhal angina is carried out by a therapist or otolaryngologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.