What testing is required for a diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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ARF is largely a clinical diagnosis that is best established by careful physical examination. Few patients with ARF have positive throat culture or rapid streptococcal antigen test findings at the time of presentation.


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