Streptococcal pharyngitis: boys more likely than girls to present with abdominal pain

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  • Abdominal pain and nausea may predict Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis in male pediatric patients, but not females.

Why this matters

  • Young children suffering from GAS do not always complain of a sore throat, according to one study.
  • Children <3 y may not present with othe...