What are the Centor criteria used to diagnose and treat 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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The Centor criteria have been used in the past as a way to diagnose and treat GAS pharyngitis. [12] These include the following:

  • Fever

  • Anterior cervical lymphadenopathy

  • Tonsillar exudate

  • Absence of cough

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