Acceptability at Recruitment
Acceptability at CT / Work-Up
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
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 1, Edition 1
Date of Last Update
15th June 2012