Clinical score card for diagnosis of group A streptococcal sore throat.

@article{Nandi2002ClinicalSC,
  title={Clinical score card for diagnosis of group A streptococcal sore throat.},
  author={Sobhan Nandi and Rajesh Kumar and Pallab Ray and Harpreet Vohra and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={471-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GAS) sore throat primarily occurs among children in 5-15 years age group, and if not treated appropriately causes rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease (RF/RHD). Present study was aimed at validation of a clinical scoring system for diagnosis of GAS. METHODS Five hundred and thirty six children in 5-15 years age group were enrolled by systematic random selection of households from a peri-urban slum of Chandigarh. They were visited fortnightly… CONTINUE READING