Evaluate tonsillar size. Tonsillar enlargement results from infection or tumor. In chronic tonsillar infection, the deep tonsillar crypts may contain cheeselike debris. Figure 12-41 shows enormous tonsillar enlargement, known as ''kissing tonsils.'' Figure 12-42 depicts massive tonsillar enlargement in a patient with infectious mononucleosis;the cheeselike deposit in the tonsillar crypts is visible.
Is a pseudomembranous patch or membrane present over the tonsils? A membrane is associated with acute tonsillitis, infectious mononucleosis, and diphtheria. Figure 12-43 shows the oral cavity, characterized by erythema and a gray, membranous exudate, in a patient with diphtheria.
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