Evaluation and management of adult pharyngitis.

Jeffrey A. Linder*

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Abstract

The main goal in the evaluation of adults with sore throat is identifying those likely to have group A b-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS), or "streptococcal pharyngitis." Adults should be assessed for 1) fever, 2) absence of cough, 3) tender anterior cervical lymphadenopathy, and 4) tonsillar swelling or exudate. A strategy that results in about 40% of adults getting a streptococcal test and fewer than 20% getting antibiotics is detailed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-203
Number of pages8
JournalComprehensive therapy
Volume34
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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