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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Venkata Sivakrishna Kumar Pulivarthi M.B.B.S [2]

Overview

Pharyngitis can be classified based on the duration as acute pharyngitis or chronic pharyngitis. Additionally, pharyngitis may be classified broadly according to the causative agent as infectious or non-infectious.

Classification

Pharyngitis is a type of inflammation, most commonly caused by an upper respiratory tract infection. It may be classified as acute or chronic.

Pharyngitis can be classified according to the causative agent.[1][2]

Classification of pharyngitis
Infectious pharyngitis Non infectious pharyngitis

References

  1. Murray RC, Chennupati SK (2012) Chronic streptococcal and non-streptococcal pharyngitis. Infect Disord Drug Targets 12 (4):281-5. PMID: 22338589
  2. Chazan B, Shaabi M, Bishara E, Colodner R, Raz R (2003) Clinical predictors of streptococcal pharyngitis in adults. Isr Med Assoc J 5 (6):413-5. PMID: 12841012

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