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What might cause an extremely sore throat in child with a negative strep test?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Mono
Mononucleosis, caused by the EB virus, adenovirus, parainfluensa virus & a hand full of other agents can trigger some of the worst painful throats I have seen.
Comfort care is the only treatment.

In brief: Mono
Mononucleosis, caused by the EB virus, adenovirus, parainfluensa virus & a hand full of other agents can trigger some of the worst painful throats I have seen.
Comfort care is the only treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
In brief: A viral infection
Many viruses can cause a sore throat.
Mono and adenovirus are common examples. As these illnesses will resolve on their own and no treatment is available, doctors seldom test for causes other than strep, which is treatable.

In brief: A viral infection
Many viruses can cause a sore throat.
Mono and adenovirus are common examples. As these illnesses will resolve on their own and no treatment is available, doctors seldom test for causes other than strep, which is treatable.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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