Skip to content
This booklet is a quick reference guide derived from the Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edn). It is designed to be used when diagnosing patients who are suspected of having acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease, which is a significant illness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
An accurate diagnosis of ARF is important, as:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Ph: (08) 8922 8196