Sore throat

Differential Diagnosis

Acute Sore Throat

Bacterial infections

Viral infections



Chronic Sore Throat

  • GERD
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fungal infections (ex. candida)
  • Chronic sinusitis with post nasal drip
  • Inhalation of irritants (smoke, chlorine gas)
  • Breathing dry air
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Tumor:
    • Tongue
    • Larynx
    • Thyroid
  • Monomyelocytic leukemia
  • Thyroiditis
  • Retained Foreign Body

See Also


  1. Melio, Frantz, and Laurel Berge. “Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.” In Rosen’s Emergency Medicine., 8th ed. Vol. 1, n.d.
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