Modified Centor Criteria for Likelihood of Bacterial Infection In Sore throat

Centor Criteria

Mnemonic: CENTOr

1. Cough absent or Can’t cough = +1

2. Exudates or Enlarged tonsils = +1

3. Nodes (Swollen tender anterior cervical lymph nodes) = +1

4. Temeperature >100.4 F = +1

5. Or:

  • <15 years = +1
  • 15-44 years = 0
  • ≥45 years = -1

Scoring

Centor criteria

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