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Markers of Rheumatic fever

Markers of Rheumatic fever
  • Poly arthritis - major joints
  • Erythema marginatum - in 10%, evanescent ringed lesion wiith raised red margin.
  • Subcutaneous nodule-in 10-15%. Firm painless felt over bone and tendons - extensor aspect of elbow, knee, margin of scapula and occipital region.
  • Erythema nodosum - non specific lesion,erythematous tender lesion over the shin.