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  Jones Criteria for Diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever

 

Diagnostic : 1 Required Criteria and 2 Major Criteria and 0 Minor Criteria

Diagnostic : 1 Required Criteria and 1 Major Criteria and 2 Minor Criteria
 
Required Criteria
      Evidence of antecedent Strep infection: ASO / Strep antibodies / Strep group A throat culture / Recent scarlet fever / anti-deoxyribonuclease B / anti-hyaluronidase
Major Diagnostic Criteria
      Carditis
      Polyarthritis
      Chorea
      Erythema marginatum
      Subcutaneous Nodules
Minor Diagnostic Criteria
      Fever
      Arthralgia
      Previous rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease
      Acute phase reactions: ESR / CRP / Leukocytosis
      Prolonged PR interval

 

 
     

 

 
References
  1. Special Writing Group of the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the American Heart Association. Guidelines for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Jones Criteria, 1992 update. JAMA. 1992 Oct 21;268(15):2069-73. Erratum in: JAMA 1993 Jan 27;269(4):476. PMID: 1404745 PubMed Logo

 
Associated Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] Terms
 
         Acute Disease,   Echocardiography,   Humans,   Myocarditis,   Pericarditis,   Rheumatic Fever,   Streptococcal Infections,   Streptococcus pyogenes

 
Associated ICD9-CM Codes
 
   391.9Ac rheumat hrt dis nos
   391.8Ac rheumat hrt dis nec
   391.2Ac rheumatic myocarditis
   398.99Rheumatic heart dis nec
   398.90Rheumatic heart dis nos
   398.91Rheumatic heart failure
   392.0Rheum chorea w hrt invol
   390Rheum fev w/o hrt involv

 
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