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<< Acute Rheumatic Fever: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Management (Pharmacology CME)

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

A literature review was conducted using PubMed and OVID Medline® to search for articles using the terms acute rheumatic feverrheumatic diseaseepidemiologypharyngitisgroup A streptococcal infectionssubclinical carditisrheumatic carditisSydenham’s choreachorea, and Jones criteria, with limits on all children aged 0 to 18 years. A total of 569 articles from 1964 to the present were reviewed. A search in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews using the key term acute rheumatic fever yielded 4 studies.2-5 

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