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Tonsillectomy for this 35-year-old patient?

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Recurrent GAS pharyngitis poses a significant challenge for clinicians. When episodes recur, it may be prudent to treat asymptomatic carriers in the patient’s household. Tonsillectomy should be considered in refractory cases since recurrent GAS pharyngitis directly impacts the wellness and productivity of patients. Our patient certainly benefited from the surgery: She has not missed any work days or had to visit her primary care physician because of a GAS infection since her tonsillectomy.

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