Review of new guidelines for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever

J. C. Salazar, Patricia Ferrieri

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Abstract

The American Heart Association Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease recently updated the Jones criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. The updated guidelines are intended to facilitate the diagnosis and diminish the overdiagnosis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-722
Number of pages6
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume11
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

Keywords

  • Streptococcus, group A
  • diagnostic tests
  • rheumatic disorders
  • rheumatic fever
  • rheumatid heart disease

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