Group A strep pharyngitis is very uncommon in children under 2 years of age, and possibly 3 years of age. Testing in these age groups is therefore probably not indicated in most circumstances. The incidence of true infection is similar to the carrier rate in this age group which implies that GAS is not a routine cause of pharyngitis/URI in this age group.
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