Rheumatic Fever

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor / Recipient

Explanation of Condition

Bacterial infection (most common in childhood, but now very rare in the developed world) which causes a constellation of clinical symptoms, including chorea (abnormal 'dancing' movements, also known as St Vitus' Dance), rash, fever, and destruction of heart valves.

Often the heart complications do not become apparent until later in life.

See also Rheumatic Fever

Guidance

May be acceptable if only single attack and no clinical or echocardiographical evidence of heart valve disease.

Discuss each case with medical officer.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012