A 15-Year-Old Boy with a Sore Throat and a Fever

A 15-Year-Old Boy with a Sore Throat and a Fever

A 15-year-old boy presents with a 7-day history of a sore throat, low-grade fever, and malaise. He states that a week ago he had a fine rash over his body that faded quickly. On examination, you note the presence of mild splenomegaly. He is eating and drinking well,...
The Management of Sore Throat

The Management of Sore Throat

Sore throat is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the general practice setting. The most common cause of sore throat is viral infection. Commonly implicated viruses include rhinovirus, coronavirus, adenovirus, influenza and parainfluenza viruses. The most...
A Student with a Sore Throat

A Student with a Sore Throat

A 19-year-old student presents with a one-week history of a sore throat, low-grade fever, and malaise. She states that a week ago she had a fine rash over her body that faded quickly. On examination you note the presence of mild splenomegaly. 1. What is the most...

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