Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Infected Tonsil from Strep Evaluation

The evaluation of streptococcal tonsillitis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with streptococcal tonsillitis include:

Tests are often necessary to make the diagnosis of streptococcal tonsillitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate streptococcal tonsillitis include:

A rapid strep test may be performed in those with a sore throat and 2 or more of the following:

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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