Feature Film: Strep Throat - To Treat or Not to Treat? That is the question...

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Our very own Irish George Clooney shares some pediatric pearls as he discusses the pros and cons of testing for and treating streptococcal pharyngitis including using the centor criteria in children, test characteristics of the rapid antigen detection test, risks, complications and potential benefits of treating versus not treating, and how to discuss these issues with parents. 

Recorded at the Maine Medical Center Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds in August 2017

Nathan W. Mick, MD FACEP
Associate Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Clinical Operations
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine

Posted by Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD