Executive summary: Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of group a streptococcal pharyngitis: 2012 update by the infectious diseases society of America

Stanford T. Shulman*, Alan L. Bisno, Herbert W. Clegg, Michael A. Gerber, Edward L. Kaplan, Grace Lee, Judith M. Martin, Chris Van Beneden

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Abstract

The guideline is intended for use by healthcare providers who care for adult and pediatric patients with group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The guideline updates the 2002 Infectious Diseases Society of America guideline and discusses diagnosis and management, and recommendations are provided regarding antibiotic choices and dosing. Penicillin or amoxicillin remain the treatments of choice, and recommendations are made for the penicillin-allergic patient, which now include clindamycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1282
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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