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Jones Criteria for Rheumatic Fever

Purpose:

To use the Jones criteria for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I00

Description:

Guidelines for the initial attack of rheumatic fever were initially formulated by Jones in 1944, with periodic updates by the American Heart Association. No single symptom, sign or laboratory test is pathognomonic for acute rheumatic fever.

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