Laboratory manifestations

  • Angelo Taranta
  • Milton Markowitz


There are three main kinds of laboratory tests that are useful for the diagnosis and management of rheumatic fever: tests to detect a preceding streptococcal infection, tests to measure “systemic inflammation,” and tests to gauge the involvement of the heart. Additional studies may be useful to exclude other diseases which can mimic rheumatic fever; these are discussed under differential diagnosis.


Mitral Regurgitation Rheumatic Fever Streptococcal Infection Acute Rheumatic Fever Heart Involvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Taranta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Milton Markowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Cabrini Medical CenterNew York CityUSA
  3. 3.University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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