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Fifteen-minute consultation: rheumatic fever
  1. Rebecca Markham,
  2. Robert Tulloh
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Robert Tulloh, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK; Robert.Tulloh{at}bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

Objective To present a structured approach for an outpatient consultation or inpatient assessment of a child with possible rheumatic fever.

Method Review of literature and description of diagnostic and therapeutic approach.

Conclusions A focused history and examination is key to establish the cause and draw a management plan for rheumatic fever.

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