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What is the typical age for rheumatic fever?
4 - 15 years
What is the pathognomonic lesion in rheumatic fever?
The Aschoff body a perivascular infiltrate of large cells that have polymorphous nuclei and basophilic cytoplasm and is arranged in a rosette pattern
What are the major criteria from the modified Jones criteria?
carditis, polyarthritis, subcutaneous nodules, erythema marginatum, and chorea
What are the minor criteria from the modified Jones criteria?
arthralgia, fever, increased acute-phase reactants (eg, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein), and prolonged P-R interval.
What are the modified Jones criteria?
two of the major manifestations or one of the major manifestations with two of the minor manifestations and evidence of an antecedent streptococcal infection.
What is the most common major manifestation of acute rheumatic fever?
Arthritis occurs in about 65% of patients who have acute rheumatic fever.
Which joints are affected by the arthritis in acute rheumatic fever?
the large joints most commonly, including the knees, ankles, elbows, and wrists
Characterize the arthritis of ARF
asymmetric and migratory
Describe erythema marginatum
an area of macular erythema; the margins progress as the center clears