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Pharyngitis

Causative OrganismTransmissionVirulence FactorsDiagnosisPreventionTreatmentFeatures
Fusobacterium necrophorumopportunisticendotoxin, leukotoxinanaerobic agar growthhygienepenicillin, cefuroximeCommon in adolescents and young adults, Infections spread to cardio-vascular system or deeper tissues
Streptococcus pyogenesdroplet or direct contactLTA, M protein, hyaluronic acid, capsule, SLS and SLO, superantigensBeta-hemolytic on blood agar, sensitive to bacitracin, rapid antigen testshygiene practicesPenicillin, cephalexin in penicillin-allergicmore severe than viral pharyngitis
VirusesAll forms of contact---rule out S. pyogeneshygienesymptom relief onlyhoarseness frequently accompanies viral pharyngitis
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