What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of acute rheumatic fever (ARF)?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Robert J Meador, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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A chest radiograph may reveal cardiomegaly. See the image below.

Chest radiograph showing cardiomegaly due to cardi Chest radiograph showing cardiomegaly due to carditis of acute rheumatic fever.

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