Inflammation/infection of the pharynx
3rd most common complaint for physician visits
30 million cases diagnosed annually
Group A β-hemolytic streptococcus (GAS):
Sore throat usually follows
Have a high suspicion for acute HIV in at-risk patients presenting with persistent pharyngitis despite treatment
Observe/manage airway for respiratory distress
Normal saline (NS) hydration for hypotension/dehydration
Fluid resuscitation: 1 L (peds: 20 mL/kg) N...
Suspected child abuse
If symptoms do not improve within...
Use the modified Centor criteria to make the decision to test for GAS pharyngitis
Children with negative RADT need follow-up throat culture
Acute rheumatic fever is a more common com...
Hayward G, Thompson M, Heneghan C, et al. Corticosteroids for pain relief in sore throat: Systemic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2009;339:b2976.
Kociolek LK, Shulman ST. ...
034.0 Streptococcal sore throat
054.79 Herpes simplex with other specified complications
462 Acute pharyngitis
487.1 Influenza with other respiratory manifestations
J02.0 Streptococcal phar...
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