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Throat, DISEASES OF THE. Sore-throat - that is to say, inflammation affecting the fauces, tonslls, and palate - is a malady of common occurrence. Simple catarrh may involve the throat, and may occur from time to time, constltuting the common condition sometimes known as relaxed sore-throat. Hospital sore-throat is a form of disease affecting those who are exposed to the atmosphere of a hospital. When the tonsils are mainly involved in the inflammatory condition, the disease is known as tonsilitis (q.v.). The term quinsy is also applied to acute inflammation affecting the structures at the back of the throat. Soreness of the the throat is an important symptom in such diseases as scarlet fever and syphilis, and it may occur in association with rheumatism, gout, etc. The throat is, of course, one of the chief situations apt to be involved in the local mischief in diphtheria. Affections of the larynx are sometimes loosely spoken of as forms of throat disease, [LARYNGITIS.]