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Most infections of the uvula are viral. Bacterial infections are the most common cause of isolated uvulitis. Group A Streptococcus is the most common organism causing bacterial uvulitis. In cases of isolated uvular edema, think of the possibility of hereditary angioedema. Because thermal or chemical burns of the uvula are often associated with illegal activity, patients may not be forthcoming with this history.

Disease Presentations of the Uvula