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ENT and Upper Respiratory Infections

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Differentiate between acute viral and acute bacterial sinusitis based on clinical presentation and choose the correct empiric therapy based on common pathogens.
  2. List the common pathogens causing otitis externa and the typical patients afflicted by this disease.
  3. Identify physical exam findings consistent with acute otitis media and list potential complications.
  4. List features of the clinical presentation that distinguish bacterial pharyngitis from viral pharyngitis.
  5. Know the diagnostic algorithm, treatment, and potential complications of untreated Group A Strep pharyngitis.
  6. Be able to differentiate the presentation of mononucleosis from Streptococcus pharyngitis.
  7. Explain the etiology of Ludwig angina and the potential complications if it is not treated in a timely manner.
  8. Identify classic presentations of epiglottitis and croup and the classic pathogens associated with each.
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Sore Throat, Earache, and Upper Respiratory Symptoms
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Sore Throat
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Resident Readiness®: Internal Medicine > Case 59 > Rhinosinusitis
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Graber and Wilbur’s Family Medicine Examination and Board Review, 4th Edition > Otolaryngology Case 20.01 > Otolaryngology Case 20.01
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 19 > Sinusitis
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 22 > Pharyngitis
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Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 15 > Croup
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 18 > Acute Otitis Media
Required
Case File
AccessMedicine > Vanderbilt Internal Medicine and Pediatric Curriculum > 17 > Otitis Media with Effusion
Required

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