August 16, 1985

Diagnosis and Treatment of Streptococcal Pharyngitis-Reply

Author Affiliations

University of Arizona Health Sciences Center Tucson

JAMA. 1985;254(7):908. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03360070045009

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In Reply.—  Dr Fink suggests that there are other causes of sore throat than group A β-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis. Of course, he is correct. My note was to imply that in the context of the Breese criteria this manifestation was one of the positive features of group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection.