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The Five Most Common Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Treatment of Group A Streptococcal Infection

February 5, 201611 min
While 80 percent of pharyngitis is viral in etiology, Group A streptococcus (GAS) remains an important cause of pharyngotonsillitis in the pediatric population. Inappropriate testing for GAS pharyngitis inevitably leads to overuse of antibiotics, which can result in a pitfall of treatment with an inappropriate antimicrobial agent. Join Dr. Myers, MD, MPH to learn more about an algorithm your office can use to optimize testing and treatment of GAS pharyngitis, avoiding the five most common pitfalls in diagnosis and treatment of GAS Infection.

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