Sore throat (as a chief complaint) is one of the most common
reasons for a sick-child visit to the pediatrician’s office.
Often times, there is parental concerns for strep throat and “just
want to have them checked”. Just checking a Rapid Strep test
or throat culture is no big deal right? We can just put them
on antibiotics and they will improve, won't they? This
podcast will review the etiologies of pharyngitis in children and
the history associated with them, what physical exam findings are
concerning, what tests are available and how reliable they are, and
finally how to treat these tiny humans that have a sore throat.
PANCE, PANRE, Physician Assistant, PA