Bacterial Infections of the Upper Respiratory System

A number of different species of bacteria can infect the upper respiratory system. Some, such as Haemophilus influenzae and ^-hemolytic streptococci of Lancefield group C, can cause sore throats but generally do not require treatment because the bacteria are quickly eliminated by the immune system. Other infections require treatment because they are not so easily eliminated and can cause serious complications.

Strep Throat (Streptococcal Pharyngitis)

Sore throat is one of the most common reasons that people in the United States seek medical care, resulting in about 27 million doctor visits per year. Many of these visits are due to a justifiable fear of streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat.

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