Diagnosis of streptococcal pharyngitis by detection of Streptococcus pyogenes in posterior pharyngeal versus oral cavity specimens.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Carbohydrate antigen detection, nucleic acid probe detection, and bacterial culture are commonly used to confirm group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis. Compared to standard throat swab specimens, the sensitivities of these tests with mouth specimens are poor. When testing for GAS pharyngitis, the throat remains the optimum site for sampling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fox, JW; Marcon, MJ; Bonsu, BK

Published Date

  • July 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2593 - 2594

PubMed ID

  • 16825390

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1489465

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00797-06


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States