Laboratory manifestations



There are two kinds of laboratory tests that are useful for the diagnosis and management of rheumatic fever: tests to detect if there has been a preceding streptococcal infection and tests to detect a systemic inflammatory state. Additional studies may be useful to exclude other diseases which can mimic rheumatic fever; these are discussed in the chapter on differential diagnosis.


Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Activity Streptococcal Infection Acute Rheumatic Fever Normal Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate 
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© A. Taranta and M. Markowitz 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cabrini Medical CenterNew York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsThe University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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