Validity of Rapid Antigen Detection Testing in Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcal Tonsillopharyngitis


Kucuk O., Bicer S., Giray T., Col D., Erdag G. C. , Gurol Y. , ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.81, no.2, pp.138-142, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12098-013-1067-y
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-142

Abstract

To evaluate the utility of rapid antigen detection testing (RADT) for the diagnosis of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis in children, and to detect the sensitivity and specificity of rapid antigen detection of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci from throat specimen compared with throat culture.