Definition of pharyngitis in English:


Syllabification: phar·yn·gi·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌfarinˈjītis


  • Inflammation of the pharynx, causing a sore throat.
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    • As in streptococcal pharyngitis, acute rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis most often occur in children.
    • Group A streptococci are the most important human pathogens causing acute pyogenic infections such as pharyngitis and pyoderma.
    • The great majority of cases begin as a tonsillitis or pharyngitis with occasional cases associated with mastoiditis, otitis media, parotitis, sinusitis and dental infections.

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