Quinsy: Not a TV detective but an old word for a peritonsillar abscess.
Whether you call it quinsy or a peritonsillar abscess, it is a collection of pus (an abscess) behind the tonsils that pushes one of the tonsils toward the uvula (the prominent soft tissue dangling from the back of the palate in the back of the mouth).
A peritonsillar abscess is generally very painful. It is usually also associated with a decreased ability to open the mouth.
Treatment is imperative. If left untreated, the infection can spread deep in the neck causing airway obstruction and life-threatening complications.
Quinsy, which is also known as peritonsillar abscess, is an infection that begins in the region of the tonsils that are located on either side of a teenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upper throat.
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noun Pathology . a suppurative inflammation of the tonsils; suppurative tonsillitis; tonsillar abscess. Origin: 1300Ã¢â‚¬â€œ50; Middle English quin ( e ) sie < Medieval ...
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