Diagnosis and management of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitisBorchardt, Roy A. PA-C, PhDJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: September 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 9 - p 53–54 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000433876.39648.52 Special Topics in Infectious Diseases Abstract Author Information ABSTRACT Viral and Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis have overlapping signs and symptoms, but distinguishing between the two is critical to proper treatment. Antibacterial therapy is appropriate for GAS pharyngitis and may help prevent complications. Roy Borchardt is a PA in the department of infectious diseases, infection control, and employee health at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and department editor of Special Topics in .... The author has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article. © 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.