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What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Germs

The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help.
Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph. Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma.

In brief: Germs

The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help.
Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph. Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma.
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