Conclusion: The prevalence of Group A beta haemolytic Streptococcus as a cause of acute pharyngitis
Steroids as adjuvant therapy for acute pharyngitis
in ambulatory patients: a systematic review.
Clinicians' management of children and adolescents with acute pharyngitis
is one of the more common conditions encountered in office practice, accounting for 2% of all ambulatoryvisits in the United States.
For the indications of acute bronchitis, acute pharyngitis
, and otitis media, prescription rates among children decreased by 0.15, 0.13, and 0.25 prescriptions/1000 population/day, respectively, between 1996 and 2007 (Figure 2).
Group A streptococci in children with acute pharyngitis
in Sousse, Tunisia.
Top Ten Reasons for Pediatric Visits Routine child health exams 22.9% Ear infections 6.6% Acute Upper Respiratory Infections 4.6% Acute pharyngitis
3.4% ADD 3.2% Asthma 2.8% Chronic Sinusitis 2.4% Vaccine for a bacterial disease 2.3% Streptococcal throat 1.9% Allergic rhinitis 1.9% (Based on 156.981 diagnoses for visits January-September, 2007 Pediatric News, 12/07
Pediatric medicine patients presenting with acute pharyngitis
or sinusitis were most frequently attended by PAs/NPs (23.8 percent and 22.4 percent of visits for these conditions, respectively), asthma (16.1 percent) least frequently.
This was believed to be a clinically important competence because group C streptococci are isolated from a significant number of individuals with acute pharyngitis
, (3,4) are not associated with preventable secondary consequences such as rheumatic fever, and hence do not need to be treated with antibiotics.
For AFDC adults, they include acute pharyngitis
, urinary tract infection, and essential hypertension.
Accordingly, manufacturers are focusing on strategies for diagnosis of acute pharyngitis