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Streptococcal pharyngitis

Calculated pretest probability: 15 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: Common cold symptoms 

Anamnesis

1Fever
2Absence of cough


Clinical signs

3Exudates
4Cervical adenopathy





Sources used:

1.Aalbers J et al. Predicting streptococcal pharyngitis in adults in primary care: a systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of symptoms and signs and validation of the Centor score. BMC Medicine20119:67