Centor Score for Diagnosis of Strep Throat

With the model, patients can be stratified into varying probability groups for Strep throat and this stratification gives the physician valuable information for management options.

History of Fever (>38.3 °C or 100.9 °F)
Lack of cough
Tonsillar exudates
Swollen tender anterior cervical nodes
Derivation Reference:

Centor, R.M., Witherspoon J.M., Dalton H.P., Brody C.E., Link K. The Diagnosis of Strep Throat in Adults in the Emergency Room. Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making 1, no. 3 (1981): 239–46.

Validation Reference:

Fine, A.M., Victor N., Mandl K.D. Large-Scale Validation of the Centor and McIsaac Scores to Predict Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Archives of Internal Medicine 172, no. 11 (June 11, 2012): 847–52. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.950.