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Module 2 - Diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic Fever

Module 2 takes approximately 30 mins (excluding readings)

COMMENCE MODULE TWO


Learning Objectives

  • Recognise the symptoms of Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Understand the diagnostic criteria for Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Understand the recommended treatment regime for Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Identify challenges with diagnosis and management
  • Know where to locate information on best-practice approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Recommended readings

  • RHDAustralia (ARF/RHD writing group), National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition). 2012 Quick reference guides
    QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE 2: DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER
  • RHDAustralia (ARF/RHD writing group), National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition) 2012
    Chapter 3 – Diagnosis and management of ARF

Other - please note access to these additional readings requires subscription to the relevant online journals/databases. Please email info@rhdaustralia.org.au for further information.

  • Carapetis, J. McDonald, M. & Wilson, N. (2005) acute rheumatic fever. The Lancet. 366:  155-168 READ ONLINE
  • Wilson, N. (2008). Echocardiography and subclinical carditis: guidelines that increase sensitivity for acute rheumatic fever. Cardiology in the Young 18(6): 565-568 READ ONLINE 
Full listings of readings and secondary resources can be found at our RHD Resource database 

Offline version 

You can also do this section on paper. Download the printable version of Module 2


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