Chapter 51. Sore Throat

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Benson Yeh MD Residency Director1 and
  2. Barnet Eskin MD, PhD Assistant Research Director2

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch51

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Yeh, B. and Eskin, B. (2008) Sore Throat, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch51

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • sore throat;
  • Centor score determining streptococcal pharyngitis presence;
  • diagnosis and treatment of sore throat in ED setting;
  • MEDLINE: pharyngitis [MeSH] AND clinical prediction rule;
  • GABHS, group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus; SD, standard deviation;
  • clinical scoring systems for streptococcal pharyngitis diagnosis;
  • role of rapid strep tests for diagnosis of GABHS pharyngitis;
  • recurrent PTAs and failure rates


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • Clinical questions

  • General search strategy

  • Critical review of the literature

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conflicts of interest

  • References