How can we Diagnose Rheumatic Fever?

The diagnosis of rheumatic fever is based on physical examination and diagnostic tests.

Physical examination involves carefully checking the heart sounds, skin and joints.

Tests may include-

  • Echocardiogram (ECG) - This may show inflammation of the heart muscle.
  • Chest X-ray may also be recommended.
  • Blood test may show increased white blood cell count. A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) may also be found in infected cases.
  • ASO (antistreptolysin-O -titre) is recommended. This may be very high in infected cases.

Comments

Sudhakar01 Monday, September 13, 2010

I Suffered from RF when i was 14. It was very bad hit for me for 7 months, peak 2 months in it. We consulted almost 5 doctors for 5 months, but there was NO use. Finally, after 7 months, we consulted Homiopathy, and it started giving results in 2 weeks. After 2 continuous months of usage of Homiopathy medicines with diet, it got cured COMPLETELY.

dolly Saturday, November 21, 2009

what must be the duration of this penicillin,in case of a normal rhuematic fever..?

Nurullah120 Sunday, February 3, 2013

Normal fever not need penicillin.

Lisaduncan Tuesday, November 10, 2009

can a person that has already had mitral valve replacement (15 years ago) have Aorta Valve replacement, too??

controlrftoday Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What no body says about rhuematic fever!!!! My son had a mild form of rheumatic fever twice. He only had a rash and migratory arthritis. he did not seem to have any heart problems, but I am aware that sometimes it does not show up until adulthood. Anyway I researched hours to find out an alternative cure besides 10 years of antibiotics!!!! I cant find anything, but I will tell you about our experience. his foot and knee were swollen up like balloons. I put him on NO SUGAR< NO PROCESSED WHITE BREAD AND SUCH, mostly vegetables, even fruit has sugar. His symptoms lasted 2 weeks!!! until I took him to a birthday party and allowed him to have cake and candy and it came back!!!!
The next time he got it I did the vegetable diet again and it stayed very mild, then I gave him all kinds of medicinal herbs which caused him hives. Sounds bad, except that the hives distracted his body from the rheumatic reaction and it never came back, he only had it 5 days!!!
soooo now he has it again. I will do the vegetable diet, lots of water, try to cause hives. I"m possitive raw apple cider vinegar will help alot and whole food green vitamins.....I wanted to share. Diet has a HUGE effect on the condition. Blessings to you. Cut down on dairy.

buterfly Tuesday, April 21, 2009

i was diagnostic of non specific and until now i am only sick in my finger what treatment for this diagnostic?

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