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Pediatric Rheumatic Fever

Key Points About Rheumatic Fever

  • Rheumatic fever is a complex disease that affects the joints, skin, heart, blood vessels and brain.
  • It occurs after an infection with strep bacteria, such as strep throat or scarlet fever.
  • Symptoms may include joint inflammation, small, hard bumps under the skin, jerky movements, a rash and fever.
  • Treatment includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicine and bed rest.
  • Your child will need to have ongoing treatment to stop the disease from coming back.
Children's Team

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The Division of Rheumatology aims to improve the health and quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases and musculoskeletal disorders through comprehensive, patient-focused care, including testing, treatment, and patient and family education programs.