Bacterial Pharyngitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the pathophysiology of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the prevalence of bacterial pharyngitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the morbidity associated with bacterial pharyngitis?

What are the racial predilections of bacterial pharyngitis?

What are the sexual predilections of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the prognosis of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is included in patient education about bacterial pharyngitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of clinical algorithms in the diagnosis of bacterial pharyngitis?

What causes bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of group C and G streptococci to the etiology of bacterial pharyngitis?

How is Arcanobacterium haemolyticum pharyngitis diagnosed and treated?

How is Neisseria gonorrhoeae pharyngitis diagnosed and treated?

How is Mycoplasma pneumoniae pharyngitis diagnosed?

Which Yersinia species cause bacterial pharyngitis?

Which Chlamydia species cause bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of Francisella tularensis (oropharyngeal tularemia) in the etiology of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of Corynebacterium diphtheriae in the etiology of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of Fusobacterium necrophorum in the etiology of bacterial pharyngitis?

What are the possible complications of bacterial pharyngitis?

Workup

What is the role of Centor score in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of the McIsaac score in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

What are the CDC/ACP acute bacterial pharyngitis testing and treatment recommendations based on the Center Score?

What is the FeverPAIN scale for bacterial pharyngitis?

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

When is test of cure in indicated in the management of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of antistreptococcal antibody tests in the diagnosis of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of rapid antigen detection tests (RADTs) in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of throat culture in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of bacterial pharyngitis?

Treatment

What are the goals for treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

How is bacterial pharyngitis treated?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of penicillin V in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which antibiotics are recommended by the ACP, AAP and IDSA for the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which medications are used in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis in noncompliant patients?

Which medication is used to treat bacterial pharyngitis in young children?

Which medication is used to treat bacterial pharyngitis in patients with an allergy to penicillin?

Which medication is used to treat recurrent bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of antimicrobial therapy of GAS carriers in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of delayed antibiotic prescribing in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

What are clinical guidelines for the surgical management of bacterial pharyngitis?

How is peritonsillar abscess treated in bacterial pharyngitis?

When is tonsillectomy contraindicated in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with bacterial pharyngitis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis?

How is bacterial pharyngitis prevented?

What is the role of vaccination in the prevention of bacterial pharyngitis?

What is included in inpatient care of bacterial pharyngitis?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for bacterial pharyngitis?