Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with 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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Primary care physicians should be considered the patient's advocate and guide to medical resources. The role of specialists is as follows:

  • Rheumatologists usually assist in diagnosis in the face of a substantial differential; when the diagnosis is established, they can advise on the therapy plan

  • A cardiologist should be consulted when cardiac involvement is present

  • A neurologist may offer interventions to help manage chorea


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