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Acute rheumatic fever in Jordanian children.
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PMID:  16450528     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rheumatic fever remains a significant health problem in Jordan. We retrospectively reviewed medical charts of 28 boys and 22 girls (mean age at presentation 10.5 +/- 2.6 years) with confirmed diagnosis based on modified Jones criteria at Queen Alia Heart Institute from February 1999 to February 2002. Arthritis was the commonest major manifestation (88%; 68% migratory), carditis was second commonest (48%; 8% silent carditis) and chorea was seen in 6%. None had subcutaneous nodules or erythema marginatum. The mitral valve was most commonly affected (80%); both mitral and aortic valves were affected in 25%. Pericarditis was seen in 12.5% and acute congestive heart failure in 4%. Practitioners should be aware of diverse clinical presentations and emphasize strict adherence to prophylaxis guidelines.
I Khriesat; A Najada; F Al-Hakim; A Abu-Haweleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Nov
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-02     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  981-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queen Alia Heart Institute, Paediatric Cardiology Division, Amman, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Age Distribution
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child Welfare
Chorea / etiology
Developing Countries
Echocardiography, Doppler
Erythema / etiology
Guideline Adherence
Heart Failure / etiology
Jordan / epidemiology
Pericarditis / etiology
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Public Health
Retrospective Studies
Rheumatic Fever / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sex Distribution
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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