Critical Care - Jones Criteria for Diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever

Jones Criteria for Diagnosis of Rheumatic Fever

Select Criteria:

Diagnostic : 1 Required Criteria and 2 Major Criteria and 0 Minor Criteria

Diagnostic : 1 Required Criteria and 1 Major Criteria and 2 Minor Criteria
Required Criteria
Evidence of antecedent Strep infection: ASO / Strep antibodies / Strep group A throat culture / Recent scarlet fever / anti-deoxyribonuclease B / anti-hyaluronidase
Major Diagnostic Criteria
Erythema marginatum
Subcutaneous Nodules
Minor Diagnostic Criteria
Previous rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease
Acute phase reactions: ESR / CRP / Leukocytosis
Prolonged PR interval
  1. Special Writing Group of the Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young of the American Heart Association. Guidelines for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. Jones Criteria, 1992 update. JAMA. 1992 Oct 21;268(15):2069-73. Erratum in: JAMA 1993 Jan 27;269(4):476.
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