What is the True Frequency of Carditis in Acute Rheumatic Fever? A Prospective Clinical and Doppler Blind Study of 56 Children with up to 60 Months of Follow-Up Evaluation

@article{Caldas2008WhatIT,
  title={What is the True Frequency of Carditis in Acute Rheumatic Fever? A Prospective Clinical and Doppler Blind Study of 56 Children with up to 60 Months of Follow-Up Evaluation},
  author={{\'A}. M. Caldas and M. Terreri and V. Mois{\'e}s and C{\'e}lia Maria Camelo Silva and C. Len and A. Carvalho and M. Hil{\'a}rio},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={1048-1053}
}
Background This study aimed to evaluate prospectively clinical and echocardiographic findings of patients who had rheumatic fever with and without clinical features of cardiac involvement. Methods For this study, 56 consecutive patients (mean age, 11.4 years) with acute rheumatic fever diagnosed according to the 1992 modified Jones criteria were evaluated at diagnosis, after 3 and 6 months, then at 2 and 5 years. All assessments were performed blindly and included physical and cardiac… Expand
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