Duration of rheumatic fever prophylaxis – Cardiology MCQ – Answer
Duration of rheumatic fever prophylaxis for rheumatic fever with carditis, but no residual heart disease (no valvar disease – clinical or echocardiographic evidence) – Correct answer: 2. 10 years or 21 years, whichever is longer
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- Michael A Gerber, Robert S Baltimore, Charles B Eaton, Michael Gewitz, Anne H Rowley, Stanford T Shulman, Kathryn A Taubert. Prevention of rheumatic fever and diagnosis and treatment of acute Streptococcal pharyngitis: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the Interdisciplinary Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research: endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Circulation. 2009 Mar 24;119(11):1541-51.
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