Pediatric Pharyngitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 11, 2018
  • Author: Harold K Simon, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric pharyngitis?

What causes pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the pathophysiology of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS) pediatric pharyngitis?

What are the viral causes of acute pediatric pharyngitis?

What causes chronic pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the prevalence of pediatric pharyngitis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric pharyngitis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the prognosis of pediatric pharyngitis?

What was learned about pediatric pharyngitis from the outbreaks of rheumatic fever in 1985 and 1990?

What is included in patient education about pediatric pharyngitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric pharyngitis?

Which findings suggest pediatric pharyngitis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS)?

Which physical findings suggest a diagnosis of viral pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the IDSA categorization used to differentiate between viral and bacterial pediatric pharyngitis?

What are the possible complications of pediatric pharyngitis?

DDX

What are the possible consequences of a failure to diagnose pediatric pharyngitis?

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric pharyngitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Pharyngitis?

Workup

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

What is the role of viral testing in the workup of pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of pediatric pharyngitis?

Treatment

How is pediatric pharyngitis initially treated?

What are benefits of early treatment of pediatric pharyngitis?

What are disadvantages of early treatment of pediatric pharyngitis?

What should be considered in the treatment selection for pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the efficacy of penicillin in the treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the efficacy of amoxicillin and cephalosporins in the treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pediatric pharyngitis?

What is the efficacy of corticosteroids and antipyretics in the treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pediatric pharyngitis?

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

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric pharyngitis?

Medications

What is the role of penicillin in the treatment of pediatric pharyngitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Pediatric Pharyngitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics, Other are used in the treatment of Pediatric Pharyngitis?