International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2019 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Persistent Unilateral Sore Throat: Should It Be Included in the 2-Week Wait Referral Criteria by NICE

Table 5

Analysis of a persistent sore throat.

SymptomFrequency (%) Cancer positive

Unilateral pain in throat < 4 weeks1712.4%00%
Unilateral pain in throat >4 weeks5741.6%58.8%
Unilateral pain in throat and otalgia with normal otoscopy2820.4%310.7%
Nonspecific Sore throat3525.5%12%

Unilateral pain in the throat more than 4 weeks with or without otalgia with normal otoscopy85 /13762%89.5%

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