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  • throat swabs - in general, throat swabs are of little value in the management of sore throat as up to 20% of patients carry strep. pyogenes as a commensal; there are no criteria for distinguishing between carriage and infection

  • full blood count and monospot may be helpful if glandular fever or blood dyscrasia is suspected

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