streptococcal pharyngitis


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streptococcal pharyngitis

Strep throat, see there.

streptococcal pharyngitis

A common bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils, esp. in children between the ages of 5 and 15, typically characterized by fever, sore throat, painful swallowing, exudates on the tonsils, and swollen anterior cervical lymph nodes. The disease is caused by infection with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci and may be treated with a variety of antibiotics, including penicillins and macrolides. It may occasionally produce late complications, including rheumatic fever or poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Synonym: strep throat
See also: pharyngitis

streptococcal pharyngitis (strep·tō·kôˑ·kl far·in·jīˑ·tis),

n an inflammation of the pharynx caused by infection from
Streptococcus. Spread by direct contact from person-to-person. It is typically indicated by the presence of a sore and/or red throat, an impaired ability to swal-low, sudden onset of fever, and the swelling of the lymph nodes. Also called
strep throat.

Patient discussion about streptococcal pharyngitis

Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

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In 166 patients with a streptococcal pharyngitis prevalence of 24%, the predictors were accurate for estimating the probability of a positive culture.
Group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children less than 2 years of age--more common than is thought.
With regard to treatment, penicillin remains the drug of choice for streptococcal pharyngitis because it is safe, effective, and inexpensive; has a narrow spectrum of effect; and raises no concerns about resistance.
In addition, all cases of acute otitis media, otitis externa, otitis media with effusion, pneumonia NOS (with a supporting chest x-ray or a CBC with a WBC count > 15,000), mycoplasma infection, culture or rapid antigen detection-test proven streptococcal pharyngitis, and sinusitis were considered bacterial.
Acute glomerulo nephritis following streptococcal pharyngitis usually develops 1 or 2 weeks after the pharyngitis, and the clinical picture is nephritic with red blood cells and RBC casts in the urine, hypertension, and azotemia.
He had received several courses of antibiotics--including erythromycin and ceftriaxone--and a tapered steroid regimen for culture-proven group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, but he had failed to improve.
Bicillin([R]) L-A is also indicated for mild-to-moderate infections of the upper respiratory tract due to susceptible streptococci, including streptococcal pharyngitis.
The authors chose to use a clinical decision rule to diagnose group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children presenting with sore throat that requires only two of three features to be present for treatment to be initiated: enlarged cervical nodes; absence of rash; and absence of rhinitis.
pdf), and streptococcal pharyngitis (25) with associated emm typing.
Moreover, the eventual introduction of vaccines, especially those based on multiple M protein protective epitopes, requires better understanding of group A streptococcal pharyngitis.
Severe adverse reactions reported in the clinical trial in JIA included neutropenia, streptococcal pharyngitis, increased aminotransferases, herpes zoster, myositis, metrorrhagia and appendicitis.
Clinical prediction rules have been developed to help clinicians tease out the relatively few cases (5%-17%) of streptococcal pharyngitis from the numerous benign viral infections characterized by upper respiratory symptoms and sore throat, but these rules can be complicated, and most have not been validated in various populations, reported Dr.

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