The vast majority of cases of pharyngitis are caused by viruses which do not require antibiotics. In many of these cases antibiotics are prescribed empirically which increases the incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Clearview Strep A Exact II Dipstick provides rapid accurate diagnosis of Strep A pharyngitis enabling prompt appropriate antibiotic therapy. This reduces the course of the illness, lessens the severity of symptoms and also reduces the chances of further spread or complications.
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