If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. W is a year-old man who complains of having a sore throat for 3 days. What is the differential diagnosis of a sore throat? How would you frame the differential? Sore throat is a common condition seen in outpatient clinical practice.
Strep throat: Causes, diagnosis, and treatments
Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis - American Family Physician
Children aged 5 to 15 years are much more likely to have streptococcal infections than are younger children and adults, and this should be remembered when treating sore throats. One Friday afternoon, Joe Smith, a year-old boy, comes in with his father. He complains of a sore throat and of feeling unwell for 3 days; he has missed 2 days of school. He does not have a cough or a rash. His medical record shows that he is up to date on his immunizations and that he was constipated as a baby.
Strep Throat: All You Need to Know
Worried your sore throat may be strep throat? Doctors can do a quick test to see if a sore throat is strep throat. If so, antibiotics can help you feel better faster and prevent spreading it to others. Viruses are the most common cause of a sore throat. However, strep throat is an infection in the throat and tonsils caused by bacteria called group A Streptococcus group A strep.