Are strep throat and tonsillitis the same thing?

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asked Oct 15, 2017 in Pain by Gonewithwind (400 points)
Are strep throat and tonsillitis the same thing?

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answered Oct 15, 2017 by Foxy (550 points)
Strep throat and tonsillitis are not the same thing. They're entirely different things.

Strep throat is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus.

Tonsillitis is caused by inflamed tonsils.

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