Rheumatic Fever and Strep Throat

Updated:Apr 17,2012
Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Strep Throat

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  • Revision of the 1995 statement on treating Group A streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) and preventing acute rheumatic fever.
  • Discusses most recent evidence for establishing the diagnosis of strep throat.
  • Gives updated antibiotic regimens for preventing first attacks (primary prevention) or recurrent attacks (secondary prevention) of rheumatic fever.

    Read full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2009; 119: 1541-1551 Published online before print February 26, 2009, doi: 10.1161/?CIRCULATIONAHA.109.191959

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