What are the Centor criteria for group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis (strep throat)?

Updated: May 06, 2020
  • Author: John R Acerra, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Centor criteria for GAS pharyngitis include the following:

  • Fever (1 point)

  • Anterior cervical lymphadenopathy (1 point)

  • Tonsillar exudate (1 point)

  • Absence of cough (1 point)

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