Why some children are prone to strep throat

The findings may have identified a potential target for recurrent tonsillitis, say researchers

Several alterations in immune responses contribute to the risk of recurrent group A streptococcus tonsillitis, researchers report.

Recurrent tonsillitis is a common indication for tonsillectomy, yet it remains unclear why some children get group A streptococcus (GAS) recurrent tonsillitis and others do not.