In this study, we aimed to investigate whether recurrent acute tonsillitis has a family predisposition and to reveal the relative contribution of familial and environmental factors in the development of this disease. A child presenting with chronic tonsillitis may have an impact on the family’s quality of life. In addition to the increased discomfort of the child, there may potentially be a social, financial and emotional impact on the family members. We have followed up 133 patients withchronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis (C/RAT) in chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis (C/RAT) in our ear-nose-throat outpatient clinic between July 2000 and July 2015. We have selected 143 healthy children who were not diagnosed with C/RAT from paediatric outpatient clinic as a control group. It was determined that there was not a significant statistical difference between the presence of C/RAT in the mother and the father and the presence of C/RAT in the child (p > 0.05). A statistically significant difference was noted between the presence of C/RAT in the child and the presence of C/RAT in the mother or father (p < 0.05). Chronic tonsillitis is an important health problem affecting the social life of a family.
Childhood, chronic tonsillitis, recurrent acute tonsillitis