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Excellence in the Physical Exam Series | The Throat

Mike Weinstock, MD and Doug Poe, DO
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Most causes of pharyngitis are viral in nature. Even with all Centor criteria met (fever, lymphadenopathy, exudative tonsillitis, absence of cough) it's ~50/50 for strep pharyngitis. There are several post strep pharyngitis complications that should remain on your differential for an ill appearing patient including Epiglottitis, Peritonsillar abscess, Retropharyngeal abscess.

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