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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A Cochrane meta-analysis showed that treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis with penicillin did reduce duration of illness, but only by approximately half a day.
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Rapid antigen detection testing in diagnosing group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis.
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Group A streptococcal pharyngitis gets better on its own, yet we still don't delay its treatment.
Ten days is an arbitrary number, an extrapolation from the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis.
Significant associations of signs and symptoms with streptococcal pharyngitis were determined by chi square, likelihood ratios were calculated, and logistic regression was used to compare diagnostic prediction models with and without GI symptoms.
Diagnosis and treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis.
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