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treatment-acute-pharyngitis

At 14 million outpatient visits each year pharyngitis (sore throat) is a common complaint in any emergency department. This is an arena, however, where professional society guidelines and conventional teaching do not do justice to the existing data. We scoured the world’s literature for high quality data, and offer a comprehensive review of potential benefits and harms of antibiotic and symptom therapy for streptococcal pharyngitis.  
smartem.org
almost 6 years ago
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Could a Sore Throat Indicate Something More Serious? CME/CE

: Pharyngitis in young adults with negative test results for streptococcal infection could indicate an infection with Fusobacterium necrophorum, which can lead to serious complications.  
medscape.org
almost 6 years ago
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Sore throat may be a sign of serious illness in young adults

Sore throat may be a sign of a bacterial infection in young adults between the ages of 15 and 30, even if they test negative for strep, according to a paper being published in Annals of...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Tonsillectomy in childhood to prevent tonsillitis may reduce the risk for HPV-related tonsil cancer

Undergoing prophylactic childhood tonsillectomy reduced the future risk for tonsil carcinoma diagnosis, according to the results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 6 years ago
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Tonsillitis

Epidemiology and Aetiology 70% viral 30% bacterial 90% will recover within a week without treatment Common in children age 5-10 and young adults age 15-25 Caused by Group A streptococcus. This is carried in normal healthy throats in the general population. Rates of carriage decline with age, from about 10% of under 14’s to  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 7 years ago
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Renal MCQ

A 42 year old man develops a sore throat. He does not consult his GP but takes some over the counter painkillers and an anti-inflammatory. 1 week later he has a non itchy rash starting on his feet then spreading to his trunk. The rash has the appearance of tiny teardrops. He is correctly diagnosed with guttate psoriasis. The patient is put on penicillin orally 250mg QDS for 1 week. He then starts passing small volumes of urine. His urine is described as "orangey brown" . He continues taking a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (ibuprofen 800mg TDS). What is the most likely explanation for this? a. Post infective glomerulonephritis b. Rheumatic fever c. Secondary to penicillin d. Interstitial nephritis secondary to anti inflammatory medication  
Af Del
about 7 years ago
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Flow Chart - Managing a sore throat

A practical flowchart for managing a sore throat from an ENT SHO's perspective.  
Dr Garry Pettet
about 10 years ago