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Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Diagnosis

by John Fisher, MD
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    The lecture Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Diagnosis by John Fisher, MD is from the course Upper Respiratory Infections. It contains the following chapters:

    • Diagnosis – Group A Streptococcus
    • Acute Pharyngitis – Management
    • Acute Pharyngitis – Etiology

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    1. Ruling in disease if positive
    2. Ruling out disease if negative
    3. Definitive diagnosis
    4. Determining antibiotic sensitivity
    5. Determining severity of disease
    1. Obtain rapid screening test, throat culture, and treat with antibiotics if tests are positive
    2. Obtain throat culture and start empiric antibiotic therapy until the diagnosis is confirmed
    3. Advise symptomatic treatment and follow up in 10 days
    4. Reassure patient and do not prescribe antibiotics or perform any testing
    5. Start empiric antibiotic therapy based on significant symptoms alone
    1. 15-32%
    2. Less than 10%
    3. 56%
    4. 72%
    5. 80%
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    1. Prescribe a 10 day course of oral penicillin
    2. Prescribe a 10 day course of erythromycin
    3. Send throat cultures and await confirmatory test of the diagnosis before prescribing antibiotics
    4. Give a single intramuscular injection of long acting penicillin
    5. Give a single intramuscular injection of long acting penicillin followed by a 14 day course of oral antibiotics
    1. Total resolution of symptoms within 24 hours of treatment initiation
    2. Decrease risk of transmission of the disease
    3. Decrease risk of suppurative complications such as peritonsillar abscess formation
    4. Decrease risk of non-suppurative complication ssuch as rheumatic heart disease
    5. Decrease risk of acute glomerulonephritis

    Author of lecture Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Diagnosis

     John Fisher, MD

    John Fisher, MD


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    Amazing lecture!
    By julia p. on 26. August 2017 for Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Diagnosis

    very nice explanation and helpful information, thank you for the knowledge shared here

     
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    By Anthony M. on 23. August 2017 for Group A Streptococcus (GAS): Diagnosis

    This guy is very straight forward and clear. Very Helpful.