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Pediatric Rheumatic Fever Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Thomas K Chin, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
 
Updated: Jun 28, 2016
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis for the individual manifestations of pediatric rheumatic fever (arthritis, carditis, chorea) are listed below:

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Thomas K Chin, MD Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Thomas K Chin, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Coauthor(s)

Douglas Li, MD Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Douglas Li, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Specialty Editor Board

Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Thomas JA Lehman, MD FAAP, FACR, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Weill Cornell Medical College; Chief, Hospital for Special Surgery

Thomas JA Lehman, MD is a member of the following medical societies: PM American Allergy Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Chief Editor

Lawrence K Jung, MD Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's National Medical Center

Lawrence K Jung, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of Immunologists, American College of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology Society, New York Academy of Sciences

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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