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difference bw herpangina and strep throat

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Location, germ: Laryngitis is a condition of the voice box including the vocal cords that is generally caused by a virus. Strep throat is a condition where the bacter ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. BERT W WINTERHOLLER
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Strep throat: Tonsillitis is a generic term that describes an irritation/inflammation of the tonsils. Tonsillitis can be caused by infectious bacteria or viruses s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: A strep throat is a type of tonsllitis and pharyngitis. Not all tonsillitis is caused by the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. In fact most are cause ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can be the same: Strep bacterial cause a generalized infection of the throat,thus the name strep throat. The entire pharynx is involved including the tonsils.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A positive test: A sore throat can be strep, but the majority are not. Only when you have had the appropriate test done can you distinguish strep from non-strep sore t ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Similar but: Both cause very sore throat with swelling and fever. Both can be diagnosed readily with a rapid test. Mono rapid test is less accurate. Mono signific ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Strep usually affects the upper throat; vocal cords are lower, and people who lose voice with strep usually have an abscess in their neck from the str ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by the epstein barr virus. A strep throat is a pharyngitis caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Mononucleosis is a primary infection with the epstein barr virus. A strep throat is a pharyngitis caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes. The ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat group A: Group a strep should be treated with antibiotics to prevent potential complications. No treatment is required for group b strep.
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