Strep Throat

Streptococcal pharyngitis (known as strep throat) is a type of pharyngitis caused by a group A streptococcal infection.  It affects the pharynx including the tonsils and possibly the larynx.  Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. It is the cause of 37% of sore throats among children. (adapted from wikipedia)

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The red spots on the soft palate in the picture above are called Forchmeimer spots, and are actually petechiae caused by the exotoxin. They can also be seen in measles and rubella.

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