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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1999 Feb;17(1):153-87, ix.

Evaluation of the patient with sore throat, earache, and sinusitis: an evidence based approach.

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.


Sore throat, earache, and sinusitis are common presenting complaints in the emergency department, and all fall within the top ten in the United States. These complaints usually have a benign course but rarely can be a symptom of a serious disease process. This article provides an evidence-based review of the literature regarding the diagnosis of pharyngitis, otitis media, and sinusitis.

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