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Disease Name: Rheumatic fever, acute


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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.


Overview / Case Definition

Clinical description

An inflammatory illness that occurs as a delayed sequela of group A streptococcal infection.

Major criteria

Carditis, polyarthritis, chorea, subcutaneous nodules, and erythema marginatum.

Minor criteria

  1. previous rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease;
  2. arthralgia;
  3. fever;
  4. elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, positive C-reactive protein, or leukocytosis; and
  5. prolonged PR interval on an electrocardiogram.


Restrictions

Individuals, diagnosed with invasive streptococcal infections, must not attend or work in a daycare; private, parochial, charter or public school or work in a healthcare facility until 24 hours has elapsed after treatment is initiated or until no longer infectious as determined by a physician.


Reporting

Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days



Diagnosis / Testing


Treatment


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