How is rheumatic fever pericarditis diagnosed?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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In patients with rheumatic fever pericarditis, the antistreptolysin O titer is usually greater than 400. Rarely is a large effusion present.


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