Assessment of clinical features predicting streptococcal pharyngitis.

  title={Assessment of clinical features predicting streptococcal pharyngitis.},
  author={Eivind Meland and Asbj\orn Digranes and Rolv Skjaerven},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={25 2},
A total of 133 patients who consulted 4 general practitioners in Bergen 1988/89 for sore throat were examined. 8 clinical parameters with expected predictive value for identifying streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis were recorded. Clinical examination was validated against bacteriologic examination at a microbiological laboratory. The prevalence of streptococcal infection (group A, C and G) was 29%. An algorithm was constructed which identifies 3 groups with varying probabilities of streptococcal… CONTINUE READING