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Pharyngitis Rash – A Potential Complication of Strep Throat – A strep pharyngitis rash is a potential complication of strep throat. However, it does not occur in all people with a strep throat infection. Rather, it occurs in people allergic to certain strains of the streptococcus bacteria. Pharyngitis is a common childhood infection and is associated with several complications, including rheumatic fever and scarlet fever.

Most Common Causes of Pharyngitis

The most common cause of pharyngitis is a virus. About 25 to 45 percent of all cases are caused by viruses. In addition, pharyngitis often occurs along with a URI or other symptoms of a cold. In fact, virtually all known viruses can cause pharyngitis in children and adults. In addition, a patient’s age and the duration of the illness may contribute to different hematologic findings.

Other signs to watch for include fever and pain in the throat. Patients should seek medical attention if they experience any of these symptoms. Fainting and diarrhea are also common. In some cases, tachycardia or signs of poor perfusion are not present. Although rare in children, severe cases of pharyngitis may indicate a more serious underlying condition. Infections related to the peritoneum or a peritonsillar abscess should be investigated.

There are two main types of pharyngitis – viral and bacterial. Viral pharyngitis is transmitted by the mucus and saliva of infected people. Some viruses can survive on surfaces for a period of time, so contact with them can spread the infection. Bacterial pharyngitis is treated with antibiotics to decrease the amount of time a patient is contagious.

Identifying and Treating GAS Pharyngitis

Group A streptococcus (GAS) is the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis. Group A streptococcus causes tonsillar hypertrophy, tonsillar inflammation, and petechial rash along the palate. In addition to bacterial causes of pharyngitis, GAS can lead to more serious complications such as acute rheumatic fever, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, and post-streptococcal sepsis. Hence, it is important to identify and treat GAS pharyngitis promptly and to limit the use of antibiotics.

In addition to antiviral medications, you can also treat the underlying condition. For viral pharyngitis, a throat swab for culture is required. In severe cases, parenteral penicillin should be given. The dosage is as high as 400,000 U/kg per day, with a second course of antibiotic in the event of severe infection. To prevent the onset of an infection, rest in bed, drink plenty of fluids and eat food that can be digested.

GAS is a bacterial infection that is caused by several strains of bacteria. In young adults, the infection is most likely caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum, but it is possible to have asymptomatic carriage of GAS. This has generated much speculation, including the role of the immune system and possible molecular genetic changes in GAS. Additionally, exotoxins have been described, but are beyond the scope of this chapter.

Dengue Eruption is the Most Common Symptom of Pharyngitis

GAS-positive pharyngitis was found in only 1.2% of children aged one to one year old. GAS positivity increased with age, with a higher prevalence among children aged 2-15 years old. However, this does not mean that GAS is the cause of pharyngitis. It may simply be a sign of a more severe illness, such as a virus. When it is unclear, a rash is a symptom of an infection.

A scarlet fever eruption is the most common symptom of pharyngitis. The rash is characterized by dusky red or white papules and purulent tonsilar exudates. It may also affect the trunk, causing pain in the neck and joint inflammation. The rash may also produce Beau’s lines in the fingers or toenails. Symptoms of a rash should be accompanied by fever and pain in the joints.


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Dr Aline Wersey
Dr Aline Wersey
I work in the medical field as a doctor. I love sharing my knowledge with many people and the important thing why you should believe in me is that I am a specialist. Really love to read many journals.

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