Sentence Examples


  • Fevers are caused in most cases by viral or bacterial infections, such as otitis media (ear infection), upper respiratory infection, pharyngitis (throat infection), pneumonia, chickenpox, and urinary tract infection.
  • Environmental and other conditions, such as breathing secondhand smoke, breathing polluted air or chemical fumes, or swallowing substances that burn or scratch the throat can also cause pharyngitis.
  • In about 40 percent of these cases of pharyngitis, it is never clear what caused the sore throat.
  • About 10 percent of children who go to the doctor each year have pharyngitis.
  • "Pharyngitis." American Family Physician 69, no. 6 (March 15, 2004): 1465.