Pharyngitis

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Saturday 5 January 2008 with 0 comments



  • Very common condition; seen especially in children and caused mainly by viruses

  • Approx. 15 to 20% of all pharyngeal infections are caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci—children between 5 and 15 years of age are most susceptible

  • Important complications of beta-hemolytic strep pharyngitis are rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

  • Other forms of bacterial pharyngitis include diphtheria (pharynx and tonsils covered by adherent membrane) and gonorrhea (lesions often ulcerative)

  • Noninfectious causes of pharyngitis include allergies, pollutants and smoking

Category: Oral Pathology Notes

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