- Acute pharyngitis is most common in school-aged children during the winter months.
- Acute onset of sore throat occurs in the absence of nasal congestion and discharge.
- Rapid antigen detection tests allow immediate point-of-care assessment of pharyngitis.
- The goal of treatment is to prevent acute rheumatic fever, reduce the severity and duration of symptoms, and prevent transmission.
- Symptom resolution is within 1 to a few days. Infected individuals are not, however, immune to reinfection.
- Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections in individuals with a history of rheumatic fever is the only situation in which an antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary.
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最後更新於: 十月 19, 2012