Tag: Pharyngitis

Clinical Conundrums: Should I Provide Patients with Pharyngitis a Dose of Corticosteroids

Bottom Line Up Top: Steroids provide modest improvement in time to resolution and degree of resolution of symptoms in pharyngitis. They should be considered in patients presenting to the ED after weighing potential benefits and risks. Clinical Scenario: A 22-year-old …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious Disease

Corticosteroids in Pharyngitis – Systematic Review + Meta-Analysis

Background: Sore throat is among the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED). Sometimes, the etiology is bacterial, and in those cases antibiotics may shorten the duration of disease and provide symptomatic relief. The majority of cases are viral …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat