Original Article

Long-Term Follow-Up of Children Suspected of Having Rheumatic Fever

Authors: JIMMY L. SIMON M.D.


This is an interesting re-evaluation, in retrospect, of children having had a diagnosis of rheumatic fever. This study indicates that the modified Jones criteria are applicable to children in such a re-evaluation. The importance of proper classification of children suspected of having had rheumatic fever is obvious when one considers prophylactic antibiotic therapy over the years and limitations placed upon an active life.

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