bacterial pharyngitis


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bacterial pharyngitis

Severe, epidemic, pseudomembranous inflammation of the fauces and tonsils caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. It was formerly known as septic sore throat.
See also: pharyngitis
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There is normally not an exudate present, as would be seen with certain bacterial pharyngitis.
Even in the absence of these visual objective findings anyone could see the obvious swelling and deformity of a fractured limb or feel the fever of an acute bacterial pharyngitis by touching the patient's skin.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that it is not possible on clinical grounds to differentiate streptococcal from viral pharyngitis, yet 278 of 505 (55%) eligible pediatricians and family physicians who completed the CDC survey said they did not wait for laboratory confirmation of bacterial pharyngitis before initiating antibiotic therapy.

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