How often is acute pharyngitis caused by group A streptococci (GAS)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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S pyogenes causes up to 15-30% of cases of acute pharyngitis. [14] Frank disease occurs based on the degree of bacterial virulence after colonization of the upper respiratory tract. Accurate diagnosis is essential for appropriate antibiotic selection.

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