Chronic Sore Throat

  • Marlene L. DurandEmail author


Chronic sore throat is usually caused by non-infectious processes, such as gastrointestinal reflux. Autoimmune diseases, such as pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid, are less common etiologies. Malignancy is important to exclude in any patient with chronic throat pain or hoarseness. Infectious causes of these symptoms include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and various types of fungi, such as Candida, Cryptococcus, and endemic fungi (Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, and Paracoccidioides). This chapter reviews the epidemiology and clinical manifestations of various non-infectious and infectious causes of chronic sore throat.


Chronic sore throat Chronic pharyngitis Chronic laryngitis Extrapulmonary tuberculosis Oropharyngeal histoplasmosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Infectious Disease Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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