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A 28-year-old female asked:

Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Both: Both viral and bacterial infections can produce the symptoms you described.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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Most viral infections causing sore throat subside in 3-4 days.
Jun 3, 2018
Last updated Jun 3, 2018

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