Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx
Inflammatory / infectious lesions

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 May 2018, last major update November 2004

Copyright: (c) 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Pharyngitis[TI] nasal

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Pharyngitis. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Often secondary bacterial infection by Streptococcus pneumonia or Staphylococcus aureus
  • Severe infections occur in infants or adults with neutropenia, HIV, diabetes, antibiotics
  • Streptococcus pneumonia pharyngitis: treat with antibiotics to prevent subsequent glomerulonephritis or rheumatic fever
  • Viruses: rhinovirus, echovirus, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza