Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
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Medical Author: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Pain in the throat may be caused by a variety of inflammations of the larynx, pharynx, or tonsils. Throat soreness is typically associated with painful swallowing. Inflammation of the pharynx (pharyngitis) is the most common form of sore throat and is usually from virus infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/22/2012
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