Comparison Post-Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis (PSRA) & Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)
Bimodal: 8-14 years and 21-37 years.
5-15 years with peaking around 12 years.
Disease onset following streptococcal infection.
7-10 days (short).
10-28 days (longer).
Additive and persistent; large, small and axial joints.
Migratory, transient; large joints.
Acute phase reactants.
Response of arthritis to NSAIDs.
Poor to moderate.
Conflicting reports, but uncommon.
Major diagnostic criterion, between 60-70%.
For one year if echocardiogram is normal.
Long-term secondary antibiotic prophylaxis.
To date (end of September 2020) PMM has >696,989 hits and >278,402 users from 214 countries!
Some parts of PMM which involve pictures or videos of children, can only be viewed by registered users. Registering also allows you to bookmark favourite pages and track your viewing.
from Newcastle University, UK
e-resources from PMM
Please help us ensure pmm is as useful to you as possible by completing this short survey