Angina is one of the most typical contagious viruses, particularly during the cold season.Statistically, more than half of our planet’s population knows it from experience, so says the Dr. Denis Slinkin. Angina is characterized by an inflammatory process in the lymphadenitis tissue of the throat and affects mainly the palatine tonsils. Various microorganisms may be responsible for the infection, but the most common cause of the disease is group A beta hemolytic streptococcus.
It penetrates into the body through airborne droplet contact with the patient, as well as through selfinjection, that is, from the existing in the body of chronic inflammation, such as dental caries. Among the factors contributing to the occurrence of angina: weakened immunity, hypothermia, vitamin deficiency, stress. The disease affects mainly children and adults under the age of 40 years.And some adult patients with any sore throat are self diagnosed as “angina”, although in fact they have the usual cold or pharyngitis.
Dr. Denis Slinkin advises to avoid these mistakes, you need to know the signs of the true disease and, of course, to see a doctor in time. And some adult patients with any sore throat are self-diagnosed as “angina”, although in fact they have the usual cold or pharyngitis. To avoid these mistakes, you need to know the signs of the true disease and, of course, to see a doctor in time.
There are individual types of angina: catarrhal, follicular, lacunar, fibrinolysis and phlegmonosis.
Thus, with catarrhal angina, inflammatory processes occur on the mucous membrane of almonds. The disease begins with perfusion and dryness in the throat. Then within 24 hours the pain of swallowing joins. There is a general malaise, weakness, headache, fever. In adults, it is slightly elevated, and in children rises to 38-39 degrees. When examined in the throat, moderately enlarged and reddened tonsils of the sky and adjoining areas of mucosa can be seen.
Follicular and lacunar angina are usually combined in a single patient and have an acute onset. For example, in children, the temperature may rise to 40-41 degrees. Patients complain of chills, general weakness, headache. Their submandibular lymph nodes are enlarged and painful when probing. There is regarded redness and increase in palatine tonsils during examination. Fueled follicles (accumulation of lymph tissue) indicate follicular angina, and yellowish-white patches in lacunas (cavities) of almonds indicate lacunar.