Viral Pharyngitis

Up to 90% of Sore Throats may be viral

Suspect if ≥2 of the following criteria:
  • afebrile
  • no tonsillar exudate
  • absence of tender anterior cervical or tonsillar adenopathy
  • presence of cough or rhinitis

Negative antigen-detection “Rapid Strep Test”: high predictive value

See posting Sore Throat – 1 (1-3 days).

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