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Research & Reviews  224 results

The utility of rapid Group A streptococcus molecular testing compared with throat cultu...
Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Taylor A, Morpeth S et. al.

Sep 23rd, 2021 - Background: Group A Streptococcus (GAS) causes significant morbidity and mortality in New Zealand and is responsible for invasive disease and immune sequelae including acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF). Early treatment of GAS pharyngitis reduces the ris...

Mitral valvular nodules of acute rheumatic fever masquerading as intracardiac mass.
European Heart Journal; Ramakumar V, Gupta A et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - Mitral valvular nodules of acute rheumatic fever masquerading as intracardiac mass.|2021|Ramakumar V,Gupta A,Goswami KC,Jagia P,Ramakrishnan S,|

Searching for a technology-driven acute rheumatic fever test: the START study protocol.
BMJ Open; Ralph AP, Webb R et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - The absence of a diagnostic test for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a major impediment in managing this serious childhood condition. ARF is an autoimmune condition triggered by infection with group A Streptococcus. It is the precursor to rheumatic...

Acute rheumatic fever: 10-year single-center experience: clinical and laboratory findin...
Cardiology in the Young; Bulbul L, Akyol MB et. al.

Sep 1st, 2021 - Acute rheumatic fever in childhood continues to cause serious morbidity despite all developments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with acute rheumatic fever and to determine the f...

Diagnosing rheumatic heart disease: where are we now and what are the challenges?
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy; de Loizaga SR, Beaton AZ et. al.

Aug 24th, 2021 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), a sequela of acute rheumatic fever (ARF), affects 40.5 million people worldwide. The burden of disease disproportionately falls on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and sub-populations within high-income countr...

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Guidelines  1 results

Revision of the Jones Criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever in the era of...
Circulation Gewitz MH, Baltimore RS et. al.

Apr 25th, 2015 - Acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world's population despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America. The goal of this statement was to review the historic Jones criteria used to diagno...

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Drugs  11 results see all →

News  12 results

Fast Five Quiz: Streptococcal Infection Clinical Keys

Feb 18th, 2021 - Infection with Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as the group A streptococci (GAS), causes various diseases in humans. Millions of GAS infections occur worldwide every year, leading to an estimated 500,000 deaths each year. Invasive GAS illnesses...

Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals

Apr 3rd, 2018 - Nearly one third (32.9%) of hospitalized children received antibiotics prophylactically, and 51.8% of those children were given broad-spectrum antibiotics, according to findings published online March 22 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious ...

Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Manifestations of and Best Treatment Practices for Streptococcal Infections?

Sep 3rd, 2015 - Streptococcus carriers are unlikely to spread the organism to their close contacts and are at very low risk, if any, of developing suppurative complications or nonsuppurative complications (eg, acute rheumatic fever). Continuous antimicrobial prop...

Poststrep Joint Pain Is Not Always Rheumatic Fever
Amy Rothman Schonfeld

Apr 11th, 2012 - NEW YORK – Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis in a child means fewer cardiac sequelae and less need for prophylactic antibiotics, making it worth looking for when the obvious diagnosis seems to be acute rheumatic fever, according to Dr. Stanford.

Susceptibility Gene Identified For Acute Rheumatic Fever
Bruce Jancin

VIENNA — A polymorphism in the gene coding for toll-like receptor 2 seems to constitute a powerful susceptibility gene for acute rheumatic fever, H. Hakan Aydin, M.

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Patient Education  1 results see all →