streptococcal pharyngitis

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streptococcal pharyngitis

Strep throat, see there.
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streptococcal pharyngitis

A common bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils, esp. in children between the ages of 5 and 15, typically characterized by fever, sore throat, painful swallowing, exudates on the tonsils, and swollen anterior cervical lymph nodes. The disease is caused by infection with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci and may be treated with a variety of antibiotics, including penicillins and macrolides. It may occasionally produce late complications, including rheumatic fever or poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Synonym: strep throat
See also: pharyngitis
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Q. My friend think she has strep in her throat. What should she do. She doesn't want to take antibiotics. Her glands are swollen and she feels kinda out of it. Any more information or links would be greatly appreciated.

A. she should go to a Dr. that will take a look and a swab of the area. if he'll suspect a Strep. he'll give her antibiotics before getting results. it's important to follow antibiotic instructions ("10 days, 3 times a day"..).those infection can progress to other organs like the heart valves (very common) and cause chronic heart failure.

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The patient's medical history included severe recurrent streptococcal pharyngitis as a child and teenager.
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Participatory medicine: A home score for streptococcal pharyngitis enabled by real-time biosurveillance.
Based on prior work, (3) we divided ARI diagnoses (based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes) into 2 groups: (1) "antibiotic-appropriate diagnoses" (antibiotics may be indicated), including streptococcal pharyngitis (034.x), otitis media (381.x, 382.x), sinusitis (461.x), and pneumonia (481.x, 482.x, 483.x, 485.x, 486.x), and (2) "non-antibiotic-appropriate diagnoses" (antibiotics are never indicated), including non-specific upper respiratory infection (URI; 460.x, 465.x), non-streptococcal pharyngitis (462.x), and bronchitis (466.x, 490.x, 491.21).
The original Centor score uses four signs and symptoms to estimate the probability of acute streptococcal pharyngitis in adults with a sore throat.4 The score was later modified by adding age and validated in 600 adults and children.56 The cumulative score determines the likelihood of streptococcal pharyngitis.
Improved diagnostic accuracy of group A streptococcal pharyngitis with use of real-time biosurveillance.
Group A streptococcal pharyngitis. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.

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