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Strep A Pharyngitis
Acute pharyngitis constitutes a frequent cause of visits and prescribing of antibiotics in primary healthcare facilities.1 Although viruses cause most acute pharyngitis episodes, Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Strep or GAS) causes 15-30% of cases.1
- Maltezou, H.C. et al. (2008) Evaluation of a rapid antigen detection test in the diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis in children and its impact on antibiotic prescription. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 62:1407–1412.