Do Patients with Strep Throat Need to Be Treated with Antibiotics?

Background: Streptococcal pharyngitis is a common presentation to primary care and Emergency Department physicians. Every year, millions of patients are treated with antibiotics for pharyngitis. However, less than 10% of these patients actually have strep pharyngitis (Barnett 2013).

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Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) is a not-for-profit (NGO) public benefit organisation registered in Kenya