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Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis: report of one case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8854355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis (PSRA) is a clinical syndrome of reactive arthritis. It is associated with recent streptococcal infections, but could not fulfill the revised Jones criteria for acute rheumatic fever (ARF). The incidence of PSRA cardiac complications to develop was as high as the ARF's developing into rheumatic heart disease. A 9-year-old boy presented with limping gait. He had pain in his left knee for 4 days but no fever. His right knee was swelling with a limitation of movement. A throat culture showed positive growth for group A streptococcus, and consequently antistreptolysin-O serum titer and C-reactive protein were elevated. A synovial fluid examination was turbid but sterile. After 3 days the arthralgia subsided rapidly. A cardiac color Doppler and electrocardiogram showed no evidence of valvular disease. Under the threat of high incidence of rheumatic heart disease in PSRA, we treated this patient with prophylactic antibiotics as acute rheumatic fever. A clinic follow up one year later showed neither sequels nor heart murmur on physical examination.
J F Hsu; J L Huang; I J Hung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-07     Completed Date:  1996-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Reactive / drug therapy,  etiology*,  microbiology
Naproxen / therapeutic use
Penicillin G Benzathine / therapeutic use
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Pharynx / microbiology*
Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*
Streptococcus pyogenes / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 0/Penicillins; 1538-09-6/Penicillin G Benzathine; 22204-53-1/Naproxen

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