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16 Possible Causes for Odynophagia, Unilateral Throat Pain

  • Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis

    Management: Acute Episode Sore Throat symptomatic management Prescribe medications in liquid form if odynophagia Antibiotic Course Penicillin use requires 10 day course Five[fpnotebook.com] Clinical Features Group A strep pharyngitis is an acute pharyngitis that commonly presents with Sudden-onset of sore throat Odynophagia Fever Figure 1.[cdc.gov]

  • Tonsillitis

    Patients may present with a variety of symptoms including painful throat (may be unilateral), dysphagia, fevers, tender cervical lymphadenopathy and/or tonsillar exudate.[radiopaedia.org] We report a case of an otherwise healthy man who presented with dysphagia, odynophagia and neck pain following a sore throat.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Assessment and recognition Odynophagia Dysphagia Anorexia Pyrexia Malaise Swollen tonsils with or without exudate 'Thick' or 'hot potato' voice (not hoarse voice) Lymphadenopathy[entsho.com]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    […] sore throat occasionally accompanied by ipsilateral ear pain Fever Muffled "hot potato" voice Dysphagia with pooling of saliva and drooling Trismus: inability to open the[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] Abstract Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most common complication of acute tonsillitis resulting in fever, unilateral sore throat, odynophagia and trismus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A progressively severe sore throat on one side and pain during swallowing (odynophagia) usually are the earliest symptoms.[dbpedia.org]

  • Tonsillar Lymphoepithelioma

    Clinically, it presents as a sore throat with difficulty swallowing because of a large mass in the tonsillar area; it is usually unilateral and may or may not be ulcerated[dental.washington.edu] A 62 years old man was referred with a six months history of progressive hoarseness and occasional dysphagia and odynophagia.[ojhas.org] Patients may also complain of difficulty hearing, pain, and airway obstruction (8-12).[dental.washington.edu]

  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

    A 45-year-old woman presented with unilateral throat pain, bradycardia and hypotension leading to episodes of impaired consciousness when lying on her left side or turning[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare and often controversial cause for odynophagia and otalgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a unilateral pain felt at the back of the throat and the tongue, caused by the nerve which supplies this area (the glossopharyngeal nerve).[pijn.com]

  • Tonsillar Abscess

    The hallmark clinical findings of which include: Severe unilateral throat pain and possibly ear pain Fever 103F (39 C), malaise, rigors Difficulty swallowing saliva Muffled[pemcincinnati.com] A 19-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 10-day history of intermittent odynophagia, voice changes, and fever.[nejm.org] […] sore throat occasionally accompanied by ipsilateral ear pain Fever Muffled "hot potato" voice Dysphagia with pooling of saliva and drooling Trismus: inability to open the[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    NB : patients with unilateral symptoms, especially if they have pain, visual disturbance or bleeding, should be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist.[patient.info] […] allergic rhinitis admitted in our clinic for acute onset fever refractory to antipyretics, chest pain, anorexia, refusal of solid food, accepting only small amounts of fluids, odynophagia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Laryngeal Lesion

    […] and pain in the throat which worsens on phonation• Examination reveals unilateral or bilateral ulcers with congestion of arytenoid cartilages• There may be granuloma formation[slideshare.net] However, 2 days later, the patient developed Odynophagia with a vague discomfort in breathing.[omicsonline.org] Tuberculosis of the larynx and hypopharynx should be suspected in cases presenting with dysphagia and odynophagia mimicking a laryngo-pharyngeal carcinoma. [14] 1.[lungindia.com]

  • Chronic Tonsillitis

    Patients may present with a variety of symptoms including painful throat (may be unilateral), dysphagia, fevers, tender cervical lymphadenopathy and/or tonsillar exudate.[radiopaedia.org] Additional signs may include odynophagia, airway obstruction, loss of appetite and the presence of cough that could indicate an infection of the respiratory tract.[symptoma.com] […] following: Fever Bad breath Congestion and runny nose Swollen lymph nodes in front of the neck Red, swollen tonsils with patches of pus (white spots) Painful swallowing (odynophagia[medicinenet.com]

  • Carotid Artery Dissection

    First, the so-called classic Eagle syndrome where patients can present with unilateral sore throat, dysphagia, tinnitus, unilateral facial and neck pain and otalgia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He had a history of odynophagia and underwent surgical resection of the styloid process, with resolution of his symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, on detailed questioning, he reported a 3-year history of odynophagia.[jstage.jst.go.jp]

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