Summary

  • Majority of cases in adults and children are of viral aetiology.
  • Duration of symptoms more than 10 days often indicates bacterial cause.
  • Imaging is not required for diagnosis unless complications are suspected.
  • Condition is usually self-limiting; however, symptomatic therapy is recommended.
  • Antibiotics are only recommended in select patient groups (e.g., immunocompromised or with severe disease).

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