Antibiotics and Streptococcal Pharyngitis


Group A β-hemolytic streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes, or GAS) is a form of β-hemolytic Streptococcus bacteria. It is a gram positive bacteriaum responsible for a wide range of both invasive and non-invasive infections. Wikipedia

In this post, I just wish to highlight the power of FOAM to answer and discuss a clinical question. What started off as a post on Diagnostics and Likelihoods ratios for Streptococcal Pharyngitis, transgressed on to a discussion about treatment and management.

Below is a short summary of some of the tweets that I managed to capture. I've also added a bit of further reading for the Australian readers. One final lesson that can be learnt from this discussion, is that management is often guided by the population you are treating and the resources available to you.