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What are throat disorders?

There is a wide range of different conditions that can affect your throat, or pharynx, and these are called throat disorders. These disorders can occur from a wide range of causes and vary in severity, but the most common throat disorder is a sore throat resulting from a viral infection. Bacterial infections, especially strep throat, are also common. Gastric reflux and allergies can cause throat problems. There are also cancers that affect the throat, the most frequently occurring of which is squamous cell carcinoma.

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