Centor score

Centor score

(sen-tōr),
a clinical prediction algorithm for pharyngitis.
[Robert M. Centor, contemporary U.S. pediatrician]
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Consultation rates for sore throat diminished in the l990s (14), and the 2008 UK national guidelines advise against diagnostic testing and recommend a policy of nonprescribing or delayed prescribing for sore throat when the Centor score is <3 (3).
AbstractObjective: To study the prevalence of Group A beta haemolytic Streptococcus in patients with acute pharyngitis and correlation of Modified Centor Score and Rapid Antigen Detection Test.
They were scored using Modified Centor Score and were tested with Rapid Antigen Detection Test for Group A beta haemolytic Streptococcus.
Modified Centor Score had a strong positive correlation with Rapid Antigen Detection Test in identifying Group A beta haemolytic Streptococcus as a cause of acute pharyngitis.
The original Centor score uses four signs and symptoms to estimate the probability of acute streptococcal pharyngitis in adults with a sore throat.
The Modified Centor Score (MCS) is a valid tool to estimate the probability of acute streptococcal pharyngitis in patients with a sore throat.
4) The American College of Physicians state that a positive confirmatory laboratory test or Centor score of 4 could reasonably warrant treatment.