Which physical findings differentiate streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) from pharyngitis of other etiologies?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Upon physical examination, children with classic group A streptococcal pharyngitis are more likely to demonstrate tonsillopharyngeal erythema, a red edematous uvula, palatal petechiae, and tender anterior cervical adenopathy than are children with pharyngitis arising from other etiologies.


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