Rheumatic Fever and Strep Throat
Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Strep Throat
- 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