Is posttreatment throat culture necessary in asymptomatic patients with group A streptococcal (GAS) infections or asymptomatic family contacts?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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With rare exceptions, neither posttreatment throat cultures in asymptomatic patients nor routine cultures in asymptomatic family contacts are necessary. [30]


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