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The diagnosis of acute tonsillitis put physician clinically, that is, symptoms and signs. Main purpose of the survey — to identify the presence or absence of hemolytic streptococcus, because it affects whether doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Methods for detection of streptococcal infection:

Bacteriological seeding — A person is taken from a throat swab, and then it is sent to a lab, where is seeding on nutrient media. From this Smear grow colonies of bacteria, further laboratory determine their type and sensitivity to antibiotics. Seeding is a standard method of research, it allows you to accurately show what bacteria caused the disease. It may also be used to detect asymptomatic carriers of Streptococcus. Lack — large study duration, depending on clinics it takes 1 — 2 weeks.

  • Rapid tests — a quick way to determine the streptococcus in the throat swab. Performed by the physician at the reception and allows you to get a response within 10 minutes. Not available in all clinics.
  • Analysis venous blood for antibodies to Streptococcus — reveals the body's response to streptococcus in the form of antibodies. On the acute phase of the disease showed antibody type M.
  • Common blood and urine tests during the illness do not necessarily.

In the case of suppurative complications of sore throat may be a need for a computer or magnetic resonance imaging to detect concentrations of pus.


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