Two unusual presentations of acute rheumatic fever

Kula S. , Olgunturk R., Ozdemir O.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.15, no.5, pp.514-516, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951105001393
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.514-516


Patients with acute rheumatic fever sometimes present with atypical signs and symptoms. In these circumstances, the Jones criterions may not be sufficient to make a clinical diagnosis. We describe here two patients with unusual presentations, highlighting that, both in regions where the disease is endemic, or where it is seen only sporadically, physicians should be more alert and careful in making the diagnosis.