Tiny Tips: Modified Centor Score for Streptococcal Pharyngitis

Upper Respiratory Infection symptoms like cough or sore throat are still some of the top reasons for Canadian emergency department visits, and will likely be even higher in the upcoming months and in Urgent Care Centres.1 The most common organisms responsible for uncomplicated acute pharyngitis are viral agents at 50-80% and Streptococcal agents, specifically Group A Beta-Hemolytic Strep, at 5-36%.2 It is clinically significant to differentiate between these two pathogens as patients with the latter …

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