Expand the Pharyngitis Paradigm for Adolescents and Young Adults

@article{Centor2009ExpandTP,
  title={Expand the Pharyngitis Paradigm for Adolescents and Young Adults},
  author={R. Centor},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={151},
  pages={812-815}
}
  • R. Centor
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
Key Summary Points Fusobacterium necrophorum causes endemic pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults, with an approximate incidence of 10%. Use a penicillin or a cephalosporin (not a macrolide) for empirical treatment of rapid streptococcus-negative pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults. Pharyngitis normally resolves in 3 to 5 days. The 2 major red flags in adolescent and young adult pharyngitis are worsening symptoms or neck swelling. If the patient has bacteremic symptoms, treat… Expand
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