Peter Smith, a 19-year-old university student, was suffering from influenza and visited his local GP. He said he began to feel unwell two days earlier and his condition had worsened since, with an acute onset of a sore throat (pharyngitis).
On examination the following observations were made:
Fever of 38.9’ C
Enlarged anterior cervical lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
In addition, peter also complained of:
Peter’s throat was observed to have the follow... More