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Algorithm of Hoffmann for Use of Throat Swabs in Patients with Acute Pharyngo-Tonsillitis

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Hoffmann described an algorithm using clinical data to determine if a patient with acute pharyngo-tonsillitis should have a throat swab for Group A Streptococcus taken. The author is from Copenhagen.

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