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Scoring System of Dobbs for Predicting Group A Streptococcal Throat Infection

Specialty:

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

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Dobbs developed a scoring system for predicting the presence of Group A streptococcal throat infection. Points are assigned for clinical findings based on the Bayesian probability and are called "B" scores. The system was found to perform better in predicting positive throat cultures than physician opinion. The author is from the Irish College of General Practitioners in Ireland.

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