6.6 Microbiology of Upper Respiratory Infections

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6.6 Microbiology of Upper Respiratory Infections
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  1. Identify the leading etiologic agent of bacterial pharyngitis
  2. distinguish the epidemiologic and clinical features suggestive of GAS vs. viral pharyngitis
  3. characterize the normal environment, structure, morphology, biochemistry, virulence factors and growth requirements of Streptococcus pyogenes (review!), Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae (review!)
  4. describe the risk factors, transmission, pathogenesis, symptoms and diagnosis of GAS pharyngitis, diphtheria and gonococcal pharyngitis
  5. as part of this, relate virulence factors to pathogenesis
  6. as part of this, explain the use of Centor criteria in diagnosing GAS
  7. What is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis?
    GAS
  8. What would you do if a RADT was negative in kids?
    Follow it up with a throat culture
  9. What would you do if a RADT was negative in adults?
    Nothing unless the pt is at a higher risk for severe infections

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