A rapid screening test should be performed for any erythematous or erythematopultaceous angina in children over 3 years of age, and in adults if the Mac Isaac score is greater than or equal to 2.
The initial Centor score is the old Mac Isaac score. It does not take age into account and is less accurate. To obtain it, set the age criterion to "15 to 44 years", which gives the value "0" to this criterion.
Angina is an inflammation of the tonsils of infectious origin. Disease most often not serious, angina is manifested by a sore throat causing difficulty in swallowing and fever (between 38 ° C and 39 ° C). Other symptoms (cough, cold, digestive disorders, etc.) may also be present.
The tonsils are lymphoid organs used for immune defence: they constitute the first barrier to infectious agents (viruses, bacteria) that enter through the mouth or nose. They are two in number and are located at the back of the throat.