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Is pharyngitis a throat disorder?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Pharyngitis is a throat disorder. Pharynx is the name for the back of the throat. Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the throat. It is usually caused by some sort of infection, which can occur due to bacteria or a virus.

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