Early diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngotonsillitis: assessment by latex particle agglutination test.


OBJECTIVES Acute pharyngitis is one of the most common diseases in pediatric practice, and the most common bacterial etiology is group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS). Correct diagnosis and treatment are primarily of importance to the prevention of non-suppurative sequelae. Rapid tests for detecting the antigen of group A streptococcus are a useful… (More)

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