When is transfer indicated for treatment of pharyngitis (sore throat)?

Updated: May 06, 2020
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Answer

See the list below:

  • Transfer usually is not necessary for simple acute pharyngitis.

  • The airway should be evaluated and endotracheal intubation should be performed prior to transfer if a high probability of compromise exists during transfer.


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