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What is the difference between sore throat and pharyngitis...In diagnosis, in treatment and in causes ?

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In brief: No difference

A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx).
Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician

In brief: No difference

A sore throat is common lay persons jargon for a possible pain and inflamation in the throat whereas Pharyngitis is the professional medical term for inflammation and infection of the throat (pharynx).
Thus technically there is minimal difference and whist a sore throat is the presenting complaint of a patient, pharyngitis is the diagnosis by the physician
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Medical Terminology

Pharyngitis is a medical diagnosis.
A sore throat is a symptom of pharyngitis. They are the same thing.

In brief: Medical Terminology

Pharyngitis is a medical diagnosis.
A sore throat is a symptom of pharyngitis. They are the same thing.
Dr. Robert Killian
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