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Pharyngeal Exudate



  • Look For

  • Pus or mucus on the posterior wall of the pharynx.
  • Causes of Pharyngeal Exudate

  • Bacterial Pharyngitis
  • Acute nasopharyngitis
  • Influenza
  • Candidiasis
  • Diptheria
  • Interpretation

  • Pus - bacterial pharyngitis, acute nasopharyngitis, influenza
  • White patches - candidiasis
  • Grey, membranous exudate - diphtheria
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