EB Urgent Care
October 1, 2022
Keith Pochick, MD, FACEP
(eg, difficulty breathing, drooling, voice change, stridor, trismus)
Key questions to keep in mind:
- Does this patient have GABHS pharyngitis?
- Are antibiotics needed?
- What else, if anything, can be used to treat this sore throat pain?
- Could this be something dangerous, such as epiglottitis or a deep neck space infection?
- Are there other pathogens present, such as group C Streptococcus or Fusobacterium spp, that should be treated with antibiotics?
- If this patient has a presumed viral etiology for their pharyngitis, should specific viral pathogens (eg, SARS CoV-2, influenza, and Epstein-Barr virus) be ruled out?
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Evaluation and Management of Patients With Pharyngitis in Urgent Care | EB Medicine
About This Course Case Presentations Introduction Etiology and Pathophysiology Differential Diagnosis Urgent Care Evaluation History Physical Examination The Centor Criteria Diagnostic Studies Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing Rapid Antigen Detection Testing/Throat Culture Other Laboratory Testing Treatment Treatment With Antibiotics Pain Relief Special Circumstances Patient Expectations for Antibiotics Fusobacterium and Lemierre Syndrome
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