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What is Pharyngitis?

·         Pharyngitis is an acute infection of the oropharynx or nasopharynx.

·         It is caused by virus and bacteria

·         Viruses cause the majority of acute pharyngitis cases

o   Specific etiologies include rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus, herpes simplex virus, influenza virus, parainfluenza virus, and Epstein-Barr virus

·         Group A β –hemolytic streptococci (GAS; also known as S. pyogenes ), is the primary

bacterial cause.

o   Other, less-common causes of acute pharyngitis are groups C and G Streptococcus, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Chlamydia pneumonia

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