Sore Throat / Sore Mouth
Retropharyngeal abscess / cellulitis
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the throat and oral cavity
- Describe the pathophysiology and risk factors of common disease affecting the throat and oral cavity
- Name and classify the pathogens that cause common diseases of the throat and oral cavity
- Describe the basic principles of pharmacology used in the management of common throat and oral cavity infections
Overview & Foundational Knowledge
|Gereige, R and Cunill- De Sautu, B. Throat Infections. Pediatrics in Review 2011; 32(11): 459-469.
Overview of pharyngitis, peritonsillar abscess, retropharyngeal cellulitis. Very good pictures
|Krol DM & Keels MA. Oral conditions. Pediatrics in Review 2007; 28(1): 15-22.
Covers conditions such as oral candidiasis, viral stomatitis and ulcerative lesions. Good pictures.
|Martof, A. Consultation with the Specialist: Dental Care. Pediatrics in Review 2001; 22(1): 13-15.
Good, short overview with good pictures. Covers tooth eruption, dental care in infants, dental caries, dental trauma and dental infection.
|Dudas R & Serwint JR. In Brief: Retropharyngeal Abscess. Pediatrics in Review Vol. 27 No. 6 June 1, 2006, pp e45–e46.
A brief overview of Retropharyngeal Abscess
|Antifungal agents for common paediatric infections.
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2007, 2013). There is a specific section on oropharyngeal candidiasis
|Oral health care for children – a call for action.
Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement (2012) on oral health in children.