Centor Score (Modified) for Strep Pharyngitis

Estimates probability that pharyngitis is streptococcal, and suggests management course.

Age Range (Not Valid <2)

Exudate or Swelling on Tonsils

Tender/swollen anterior cervical lymph nodes

Fever? (T > 38°C, 100.4°F)

Absence of Cough


Source: McIsaac WJ, White D, Tannenbaum D, Low DE. A clinical score to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in patients with sore throat. CMAJ. 1998 Jan 13;158(1):75-83. PMID: 9475915; PMCID: PMC1228750.