Rheumatic fever diagnosis: Jones major criteria

" JONES "

  • Joints- Polyarthritis
  • O (imagine 'O' as the Heart) - Carditis
  • Nodules (subcutaneous)
  • Erythrema marginatum
  • Sydenham' s chorea (St Vitus dance)

Or, ACNES- Arthritis, Carditis, Nodules, Erythema marginatum and Sydenham' s chorea.

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imageAccording to revised Jones criteria, the diagnosis of rheumatic fever can be made when two of the major criteria, or one major criterion plus two minor criteria, are present along with evidence of streptococcal infection. The minor criteria include- arthralgia, fever, heart block, leucocytosis, raised ESR or CRP and history of rheumatic fever.

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