During peak clinical symptoms, 17 patients with culture proven group A streptococcal pharyngitis had less than 9% NBT-positive neutrophils. The NBT test thus does not appear to be useful in differentiating streptococcal from nonstreptococcal pharyngitis.
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Experience and Reason–Briefly Recorded| February 01 1973
Nitroblue Tetrazolium Dye Reduction by Neutrophils From Patients With Streptococcal Pharyngitis
Ronald M. Shapera;
Pediatrics (1973) 51 (2): 284–288.
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Ronald M. Shapera, John M. Matsen; Nitroblue Tetrazolium Dye Reduction by Neutrophils From Patients With Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Pediatrics February 1973; 51 (2): 284–288. 10.1542/peds.51.2.284
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