Acute or chronic inflammation of the pharyngeal mucosa and underlying structures of the throat
Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis is notable for preventable suppurative (e.g., re...
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) or pain on swallowing (odynophagia)
Cough (uncommon in GAS pharyngitis)
Hoarseness; “hot potato” voice
Complete the full course of antibiotic therapy, regardless of symptom response.
Patients are generally noninfectious after 24 hours of antibiotics.
Baugh RF, Archer SM, Mitchell RB, et al; for American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. Clinical practice guideline: tonsillectomy in children. Otolaryngol...
J31.1 Chronic nasopharyngitis
A54.5 Gonococcal pharyngitis
B08.5 Enteroviral vesicular pharyngitis
A56.4 Chlamydial infection of pharynx
J02.9 Acute pharyngitis, unspecified
J02 Acute pharyngiti...
Most cases of pharyngitis are viral and do not require antibiotics.
The risk associated with undiagnosed and untreated group A streptococcal infection is for rheumatic sequelae—a rare c...
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