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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JONES crITERIA
Joint-polyarthritis
Obvious-carditis
Nodule subcutaneous
Erythema
Syndhm chorea

Inflamatory cel-leucocytes
Temp-fever
Elevated CRP nd ESR
Raisd PR intrvl
It self i.e.carditis
Arthritis

JONES is fine, imho

JONES is easier to recollect. Added ACNES as 'Or'.

ACNES for

Arthritis
Carditis
Nodules
EM
SC

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