necrophorum is a common cause of serious bacterial pharyngitis
, especially in adolescents and young adults.
Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus is another name for Streptococcus pyogenes, a Gram-positive bacterial species responsible for not only bacterial pharyngitis
, but also impetigo, scarlet fever, toxic shock syndrome, necrotising fasciitis and pneumococcal pneumonia.
Pharyngitis in adults is caused by a bacterial infection in approximately 5 - 10% of patients, while in children bacterial pharyngitis
accounts for 30 - 40% of cases.
The neurologic examination was unremarkable, and the patient was re-evaluated after treatment of bacterial pharyngitis
Even in the absence of these visual objective findings anyone could see the obvious swelling and deformity of a fractured limb or feel the fever of an acute bacterial pharyngitis
by touching the patient's skin.
2) With the availability of once-daily dosing and five-day regimens, (3) newer azalides such as azithromycin have become increasingly popular in the treatment of bacterial pharyngitis
in penicillin-allergic and nonallergic patients.