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Quick reference guide 3: Management of acute rheumatic fever

This chapter from the quick reference guide focuses on patients with suspected ARF (first episode or recurrence). They should be hospitalised as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms. This ensures that all investigations are performed, and if necessary, the patient should be observed to confirm the diagnosis before commencing treatment. This information is derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn).
RHDAustralia, Menzies School of Health Research, National Heart Foundation of Australia,
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