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1
Q

What is acute pharyngitis?

A

Inflammation of the pharynx or tonsils

2
Q

Most pharyngitis is __

A

viral

3
Q

10% of adult and 30% of childhood pharyngitis is caused by __ __ __

A

Group A Strep

4
Q

Fungal pharyngitis may be called

A

thrush

5
Q

What are the characteristics of streptococcal pharyngitis?

A

sore throat, tonsillar hypertrophy and erythema, tender lymphadenopathy and fever

6
Q

Thin, mostly clear nasal drainage

A

rhinorrhea

7
Q

What is the treatment for thrush?

A

Nystatin swish and swallow