Entity: Streptococcal_pharyngitis

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streptococcal pharyngitis streptococcal tonsillitis streptococcal sore throat known colloquially strep throat type pharyngitis caused group streptococcal infection affects pharynx tonsils possibly larynx common symptoms fever sore throat enlarged lymph nodes cause 37 sore throats children strep throat contagious infection spread close contact infected individual definitive diagnosis made based results throat culture needed treatment decided based symptoms highly likely confirmed cases antibiotics useful prevent complications speed recovery typical symptoms streptococcal pharyngitis sore throat fever greater tonsillar exudates pus tonsils large cervical lymph nodes symptoms incubation period start symptoms strep throat three days post contact strep throat caused group beta hemolytic streptococcus gas bacteria non–group beta hemolytic streptococci fusobacterium cause pharyngitis spread direct close contact infected person crowding found military schools increases rate transmission found dried bacteria dust infectious moist bacteria toothbrushes similar items persist fifteen days rarely contaminated food result outbreaks children signs symptoms carry gas pharynx class wikitable style float right margin left 15px text align center modified centor score points probability strep management 1 point given criteria throat culture gold standard diagnosis streptococcal pharyngitis sensitivity 90–95 rapid strep test called rapid antigen detection testing radt rapid strep test quicker lower sensitivity 70 statistically equal specificity 98 throat culture positive throat culture radt association symptoms establishes positive diagnosis diagnosis doubt asymptomatic individuals routinely tested throat culture radt percentage population persistently carries streptococcal bacteria throat harmful results symptoms streptococcal pharyngitis overlap conditions difficult make diagnosis clinically coughing nasal discharge diarrhea red irritated eyes addition fever sore throat indicative viral sore throat strep throat presence marked lymph node enlargement sore throat fever tonsillar enlargement occur infectious mononucleosis tonsillectomy reasonable preventative measure frequent throat infections three sufficient 2003 watchful waiting appropriate untreated streptococcal pharyngitis usually resolves days treatment antibiotics shortens duration acute illness 16 hours primary reason treatment antibiotics reduce risk complications rheumatic fever retropharyngeal abscess effective given 9 days onset symptoms analgesics non steroidal anti inflammatory drug nsaids paracetamol acetaminophen help significantly management pain associated strep throat steroids useful respect viscous lidocaine aspirin adults recommended children due risk reyes syndrome antibiotic choice united states streptococcal pharyngitis penicillin v due safety cost effectiveness amoxicillin preferred europe india risk rheumatic fever higher intramuscular benzathine penicillin g choice treatment appropriate antibiotics decrease average 3–5 duration symptoms reduce contagiousness primarily prescribed motivation reduce rare complications acute rheumatic fever peritonsillar abscess arguments favour antibiotic treatment balanced consideration possible side effects reasonable suggest antimicrobial treatment given healthy adults adverse reactions medication antibiotics prescribed strep throat higher rate expected prevalence erythromycin macrolides recommended people severe penicillin allergies general cephalosporins severe allergies streptococcal infections lead acute glomerulonephritis incidence side effect reduced antibiotics symptoms strep throat usually improve irrespective treatment three five days treatment antibiotics reduces risk complications transmission children return school 24 hours antibiotics administered complications arising streptococcal throat infections pharyngitis broader category streptococcal pharyngitis falls diagnosed 11 million people annually united states cases viral group beta hemolytic streptococcus cause 15–30 pharyngitis cases children 5–20 adults cases usually occur late early ...

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