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Thursday, April 13, 2017

The (real) battle against strep throat

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CanadiEM - By Edmund Kwok - April 12, 2017
"In the past week, there has been some national buzz around: “Why strep throat is causing serious complications, from amputations to death”. This is quite a headline, especially for those in the emergency medicine community who are moving more and more towards a practice of not routinely treating strep pharyngitis with antibiotics. I can already picture some of our patients rushing to the ER at the first sign of a sore throat, with a copy of this article in hand.
Can you blame them?..."