Released on 9/11/2018

Key Learning Points

  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Erythema marginatum, migrans, multiforme, and nodosum
  • Group A Streptococcal antibodies
  • Group A Streptococcal infection
  • Penicillin allergy
  • Secondary prophylaxis
  • Subclinical carditis
  • The Jones criteria
  • Treatment of the first episode
  • Valvular replacement


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