Feb 07, 2023
Gaining a solid understanding of the basic concepts of Rheumatic Fever and its causes, symptoms, and diagnosis is crucial to your NEET PG exam preparation. The topic has been frequently asked in the exam during previous years, which makes it a high-yielding one.
Familiarize yourself with rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease through this blog.
The Jones criteria is the primary guideline for diagnosing acute rheumatic fever (ARF). It was recently modified in 2015 by the American Heart Association. The modified Jones criteria entails the following:
|Low risk||Moderate to high risk|
|Incidence = <2/lakh school going children||Incidence = > 2/lakh school going children|
|Rhd prevalence = <1/1000||Rhd prevalence = >1/1000|
Essential criteria: Evidence of antecedent group A streptococcal infection (increased or rising ASO titres)
Mc manifestation of RF: arthritis f/b carditis is (mitral valve f/b aortic valve)
Acute Rheumatic Fever treatment includes the following:
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