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Diagnosis Model of Streptococcus Pharyngitis in Adult

Purpose:

To evaluate an adult in the Emergency Department with a sore throat for clinical features of Streptococcus pharyngitis using the models of Centor et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J02.0

Description:

Centor et al developed model for diagnosis of streptococcus pharyngitis in an adult. This can help to identify patients who can be treated before culture confirmation is received. The authors are from Medical College of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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