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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

RHD Resouces

Educator tools - Primary prevention: skin sore treatment

Primary prevention of ARF relies on all health staff being aware of the risk factors for ARF and providing treatment for all people with sore throats or skin sores who are at high risk of ARF. Treat all children with one or more purulent or crusted skin sore. This document contains 'risk groups for primary prevention of ARF' and 'recommended antibiotic treatment for Strep A skin sores'.

Primary prevention of ARF relies on all health staff being aware of the risk factors for ARF and providing treatment for all people with sore throats or skin sores who are at high risk of ARF.
Developed by 
RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2020