Pharyngitis is an irritation or infection of the tonsils or pharynx. The etiology is typically infectious; most cases are viral, and most bacterial cases are attributable to group A streptococci (GAS). Other causes include allergy, neoplasia, toxins, and trauma. Acute pharyngitis is more common in winter and early spring.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) - Medscape - Dec 14, 2022.