Herpes Simplex Pharyngitis

Suspect in Patients with:
  • Hx recurrent pharyngitis
  • Pharyngeal vesicles on exam

Positive swab doesn’t prove HSV is causative organism

Severe vesicular pharyngitis 1-2 weeks after oral sex (esp. with a man) may be HSV-2

See posting Sore Throat – 2.

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