Multivariate predictive models for group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis in children.

  title={Multivariate predictive models for group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis in children.},
  author={Magdy W. Attia and Theoklis E. Zaoutis and Stephen C. Eppes and Joel D. Klein and Frederick A. Meier},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={6 1},
  • M. AttiaT. Zaoutis F. Meier
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
OBJECTIVES To create predictive models for the clinical diagnosis of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis in children. METHODS Patients aged 6 months to 18 years presenting to a pediatric ED with suspected GABHS pharyngitis were prospectively enrolled in the study. Clinicians recorded pertinent clinical information using a standardized form and obtained a throat swab to culture GABHS using a reference standard method. Twelve demographic and clinical features of patients… 

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