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Centor Score (Modified/McIsaac) for Strep Pharyngitis

Estimates probability that pharyngitis is streptococcal, and suggests management course.

Use only in patients with recent onset (≥3 days) acute pharyngitis.

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Dr. Robert M. Centor
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Advice

Steroids and NSAIDS improve symptoms; antibiotics are often indicated in streptococcal pharyngitis, but do not prevent the suppurative complications of it like peritonsillar abscess.

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